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Court names criminal discovery study panel (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has named a 23-member committee to consider proposed changes to the rule for criminal discovery. The committee is chaired by Loudoun County Circuit Judge Thomas D. Horne, who also has chaired panels studying judicial boundaries ...

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Death of broadcaster blamed on drug pump

The family of veteran Roanoke public radio announcer Seth Williamson has filed a $10 million lawsuit claiming a faulty pain medication pump caused his 2011 death following hernia surgery. The suit claimed the patient-controlled anesthesia pump made by Abbott Laboratories ...

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Sen. Deeds injured in alleged assault

Virginia State Police are investigating an alleged assault of state Sen. Creigh Deeds Tuesday morning in Bath County. Deeds was transported to the University of Virginia hospital in Charlottesville for treatment of serious injuries sustained in the assault at his ...

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Va. to receive $392K in Google settlement

(AP) — Virginia will receive more than $392,000 as part of a multi-state settlement with Google Inc. over claims that the company violated consumer privacy. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli made the announcement Monday. Thirty-seven states and the District of Columbia ...

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Caseload study is published

A study of judicial caseloads says Virginia needs more judges. The Supreme Court of Virginia has posted the eagerly awaited comparison of Virginia trial judges’ caseloads performed by the National Center for State Courts. “The NCSC strongly recommends that the ...

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75% of applicants pass bar exam

Three quarters of the applicants who took the July 2013 Virginia bar examination passed, according to the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners. A total of 1,146 applicants passed the exam and will be licensed, while an additional 79 bar passers ...

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