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Johnston to be honored by ABOTA

The Virginia Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates will honor retired Judge Samuel Johnston Jr. with its 2016 Champions of Justice award next month. Chapter President John Owen said “a primary purpose of the association is to elevate ...

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Judge resolves battle over historic presidential yacht

DOVER, Del. (AP) An investment group with ties to a wealthy industrialist family in India can take ownership of the former U.S. presidential yacht Sequoia with no payment to its current owner, a Delaware judge ruled Monday. Vice Chancellor Sam ...

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Richmond educator files sexual harassment lawsuit

(AP) A former elementary school assistant principal in Richmond has accused the school’s principal of sexual harassment in a $5.3 million federal lawsuit. Fernando Lightfoot filed the lawsuit Monday afternoon, claiming Linwood Holton Elementary principal David Hudson sexually harassed him ...

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Arizona marijuana business leads to lawyer’s suspension (access required)

A Virginia-licensed lawyer whose Arizona practice included work in the medical marijuana industry has been suspended for a year in both states amid allegations of conflicts of interest and self-dealing. The charges describe a tangled chain of business activity arising ...

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Execution date sought for man convicted in family’s slaying

(AP) The state attorney general’s office is seeking a January execution date for a man convicted of killing a family of four. Media outlets report that the attorney general’s office wrote Richmond Circuit Judge Beverly Snukals on Thursday, saying she ...

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Lawyer suspended 9 months for hit-and-run conviction (access required)

A lawyer ordered to defend his law license after a felony hit-and-run conviction has been suspended for nine months. Wright H. Lewis of Potomac Falls was involved in a 2014 accident involving injury in Fairfax County, according to court records. ...

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Lawyers fend off litigation abuse claim (access required)

Lawyers who represented Fluvanna County in an ill-fated bid to recoup losses from a high school bond issue have avoided liability in a backlash lawsuit filed by Davenport & Co. LLC. The Richmond investment firm contended it was a victim ...

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Judges move fast to fill GD vacancy (access required)

Roanoke Valley circuit judges wasted no time naming a replacement for retiring General District Judge Vincent A. Lilley this week. With an eye on possible budget cuts at the General Assembly, the judges appointed Roanoke lawyer Scott R. Geddes to ...

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Kindred named bankruptcy judge (access required)

Alexandria bankruptcy lawyer Klinette H. Kindred has been named as a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge. Judges of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals selected Kindred to fill the vacancy created by the coming retirement of Judge Robert G. Mayer ...

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Grandmother gets 12 years in murder-for-hire plot

CULPEPER (AP) A Culpeper County grandmother will serve 12 years in state prison for putting a hit on relatives after losing custody of her grandson. Circuit Judge Richard Potter on Monday sentenced 45-year-old Tammy Smith Kelly of Stevensburg. She pleaded ...

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