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In Memoriam: Judge Robert K. Woltz

Judge Robert K. Woltz served on the circuit bench in Winchester for 21 years until his retirement in 1989. He died March 22 at the age of 88. Colleagues and friends told the Winchester Star (registration required) that the judge ...

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Got a license for that contract?

A Fairfax restaurant hired a rent-a-cop company to provide security services. When the restaurant and the contractor had a dispute over payment for those services, the security company sued. The contractor obtained a default judgment against the restaurant, and instituted ...

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Chuck Rosenberg’s new part-time job

Although no one here in the Old Dominion got the ax, the U.S. Attorney firings story now has a local angle: Attorney General Alberto Gonzales yesterday appointed Chuck Rosenberg, the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, as his ...

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A law firm’s worst nightmare?

U.S. Attorney John Brownlee and Attorney General Bob McDonnell made a joint announcement this morning that may strike fear in just about any law office…or at least send lawyers scurrying to check their internal procedures. A woman who was a ...

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In Memoriam: Thomas Mason

Thomas Mason served in the Navy during World War II with a young Bostonian named John F. Kennedy. In 1962, when he was in the White House and there was opening in the U.S. Attorney’s post in Roanoke, Kennedy named ...

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Back to the future: Accident reports

Accident report cases were a big deal about eight or 10 years ago, as plaintiffs’ lawyers duked it out with insurance companies over access to accident reports or statements taken by adjusters after an incident. Cases came in frequently and ...

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