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Fired AP reporter lands at McGuireWoods

Veteran Virginia political reporter Bob Lewis is joining the Richmond-based law firm McGuireWoods as its senior manager for media relations, the firm announced Wednesday. Lewis was fired by the Associated Press last month after mistakenly reporting that gubernatorial candidate Terry ...

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Two commonwealth’s attorneys unseated

Voters turned two Southside commonwealth’s attorneys out of office in elections Tuesday, while re-electing the incumbent in Norfolk despite a recent DUI charge. Martinsville Commonwealth’s Attorney Joan Ziglar was defeated by a former staffer in her office, Clay Gravely. Ziglar, ...

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Supervisor sues prosecutor for libel (access required)

Strong words in a campaign endorsement from a commonwealth’s attorney have led to a lawsuit against her seeking $1.75 million for libel. Culpeper County Supervisor William Chase Jr. filed suit Monday against county Commonwealth’s Attorney Megan Frederick (left) claiming he ...

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LeClair adds partner for legal tech operation

A Kansas company will take over operation of LeClairRyan’s e-discovery practice in Richmond as part of a broad partnership for litigation support and other legal technology services between the two firms. More than 400 attorneys – most of them contract ...

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Court denies Virginia Tech claims

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Supreme Court of Virginia on Thursday reversed a jury’s wrongful death verdict against the state stemming from the 2007 killing of 32 students and faculty at Virginia Tech in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. ...

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Lawyers sanctioned over IRA arguments

An Abingdon federal judge has fined and reprimanded two Bluefield lawyers for pressing forward with an unfounded contention about a disputed IRA. U.S. District Judge James P. Jones imposed Rule 11 sanctions against John S. Stacy II, Charles A. Stacy ...

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Bar leaders urge filling vacant judgeships

Leaders of nine statewide bar associations are urging legislators to fund and fill all of Virginia’s trial court judgeships, saying unfilled bench seats are causing severe harm to the judicial system. The unified statement on the cost-saving freeze on judicial ...

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