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Court reporter pleads guilty to obstruction

A Wise County court reporter has admitted helping a lawyer try to dodge federal drug charges. Ernest Benko, 67, was accused of recording depositions of federal witnesses at the behest of lawyer Stuart Collins. Authorities contended Benko knew that he ...

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Cavalier welcomes VSB

The future of The Cavalier Hotel may be a matter of developers’ vision and municipal generosity, but the present reality is comfortably familiar. The Virginia State Bar is checking in for its 2013 Annual Meeting with 566 participants registered and ...

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Burnett tapped as JIRC counsel

Senior Assistant Attorney General Katherine Baldwin Burnett has been appointed as counsel to the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission, effective Jan. 1. She will succeed Donald R. Curry, who is retiring Dec. 31 after more than 13 years with the ...

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Disthene settlement approved

Eight years of litigation over the treatment of minority shareholders in a family-controlled business came to an end Monday in a Buckingham County courtroom as teams of lawyers, clients and observers looked on. Circuit Judge Jane Marum Roush approved the ...

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Dumler resigns from Albemarle board

Scottsville lawyer Chris Dumler has resigned from the Albemarle County board of supervisors, less than a week after a judge rejected a citizens’ effort to have him removed from office. “I wasn’t prepared to even grant the petition the appearance ...

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