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Judge steps aside in meningitis cases (access required)

A federal judge presiding over claims arising from the nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy is removing himself from the case. U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV said he will recuse himself because members of his ...

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Bill to add judgeships advances

The Senate Finance Committee has given approval to a bill to shuffle Virginia trial court judgeships in accordance with last year’s caseload study. Senate Bill 443 represents a trimmed down version of the recommendations from the study performed by the ...

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Judge won’t reconsider police ruling

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) — A Charlottesville judge has declined to change a ruling on police jurisdiction that has caught the attention of law enforcement agencies around Virginia. Circuit Judge Paul M. Peatross’ decision came in a case involving Albemarle County officers ...

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Padrick elected to third term on circuit bench (access required)

Virginia Beach Circuit Judge H. Thomas Padrick Jr. finally won re-election by the General Assembly Tuesday after his nomination struggled to get approval from the legislature’s courts committees. Padrick had to overcome opposition from a child victim advocacy group whose ...

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