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Destroyed evidence may lead to dismissal

A Norfolk federal court wants to know more about destroyed evidence in a products liability suit involving java giant Starbucks and a Virginia vendor of leisure furniture. The coffee company faces possible dismissal of design defect claims for chairs used ...

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U.S. attorney job up for applications again

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner says his office is now accepting applications for the position of U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, a high-profile presidential appointment. The Eastern District has been without a U.S. Senate-confirmed U.S. attorney since September ...

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Court splits over hangtag traffic stop

A sharply divided Virginia Court of Appeals has upheld a traffic stop based on an officer’s sighting of a three-by-five-inch plastic parking tag hanging from a rearview mirror. In a 6-5 split, the en banc court approved the stop as ...

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