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Rose named interim county attorney in Goochland

Goochland County leaders yesterday accepted the resignation of county attorney Andrew McRoberts and chose Barbara Rose as an interim replacement. McRoberts declined to comment on the specific circumstances of his departure except to say that it was a mutual decision, ...

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Greenbrier bankruptcy case is dismissed

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Huennekens agreed to dismiss the case involving The Greenbrier resort, leaving it to new owner Jim Justice to steer the hotel out of debt. According to the Charleston Gazette, Justice vowed to pay the resort’s creditors ...

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Ex-attorney indicted for alleged embezzlement

The other shoe has dropped for Franklin lawyer J. Edward Moyler Jr., who was indicted yesterday on nine counts of embezzlement. As Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported last month, Moyler admitted taking millions from a decedent’s account. He also took over ...

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Oversight hampered by privacy laws in abuse cases

The death of a Virginia teenager highlights inconsistent rules on releasing information about child abuse investigations, according to The Washington Post. Despite a report a neighbor made to the Prince William County’s Department of Social Services that 13-year-old Lexie Agyepong-Glover ...

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No coverage for contractor torture claim

In the ongoing talk about torture, recent revelations suggest that private contractors may have stepped in to employ harsh tactics, or at least to suggest their use. Military contractors did not have business insurance coverage for claims by Iraqi nationals that ...

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Briefing underway in rail lawsuit

The lawsuit to block a proposed rail transfer facility in Montgomery County could be heard by September. The Roanoke Times reports that the county is trying to block the project, arguing that Virginia’s constitution forbids state funding of private railroad ...

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Wilkinson opposes higher in-state requirement

Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals spoke out against legislation to require more Virginians be admitted to state colleges. During the University of Virginia’s commencement Sunday, Judge Wilkinson said that requiring UVA to ...

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Congressman meets with drywall victims

Rep. Glenn Nye, D-Norfolk, toured a home affected by Chinese drywall this past Saturday. The Nguyens have been displaced from thier home in the Little Neck area of Virginia Beach after suffering various health problems due to exposure to the ...

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