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Harvey family killer to get execution date

(AP) Virginia is preparing to set an execution date for a man sentenced to death in the New Year’s Day 2006 slaying of a Richmond family. Attorneys will hold a hearing Monday via teleconference with Richmond Circuit Court Judge Beverly Snuckals ...

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Moss to chair lobby arm of Community Associations Institute

The Community Associations Institute has elected Norfolk attorney Jeremy Moss chair of the CAI Virginia Legislative Action Committee. Moss had been serving as vice chair of the committee. CAI provides resources to homeowners who govern community associations and the professionals ...

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Lawmakers form panel to prep for ACA changes

(AP) State lawmakers are forming a new panel to monitor changes in federal health care policy under President-elect Donald Trump. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that House Appropriations Chairman S. Chris Jones and Senate Finance Co-Chairman Emmett W. Hanger Jr. are ...

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Lawsuit survives despite bungled service (access required)

Faced with a lawyer’s failure to properly serve the U.S. government – even after clear instructions from the government itself – a federal judge nevertheless allowed the lawyer’s slip-and-fall lawsuit to go forward this month. In a sharply worded opinion, ...

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McDonnell to teach at Regent U

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) Former Gov. Bob McDonnell can be called “professor” in January, when he’ll begin teaching government and policy at a private Christian university. Tuesday’s announcement by Regent University in Virginia Beach comes after federal prosecutors dropped their corruption ...

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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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