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Herring fires McDonnell special counsel

Virginia’s new attorney general has terminated the appointments of two private law firms hired to represent former Gov. Bob McDonnell in his official capacity and members of his office. McDonnell still has privately retained attorneys for representation in connection with ...

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Bill to shift judge allocations advances (access required)

Legislation to adjust the number and locations of judges in Virginia has moved to the House Appropriations committee, to get the dollar figures necessary for ultimate passage. The House Courts of Justice Committee’s civil law subsection took a quick vote ...

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Business records bill advances (access required)

Introducing medical records and other business records in circuit court could get a lot easier with a bill moving through the House of Delegates. House Bill 301 would allow lawyers to use a certificate of authenticity instead of witness testimony ...

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Embattled judge approved by Senate panel (access required)

A circuit judge whose bid for another eight-year-term has run into opposition at the General Assembly has cleared one hurdle at the legislature. Virginia Beach Circuit Judge H. Thomas Padrick was certified by the Senate Courts Committee Monday morning. Padrick ...

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Feds recover more than $45M

(AP) — The U.S. attorney’s office for the eastern district of Virginia raked in more than $45 million in fiscal year 2013 in criminal and civil actions. The tally of ill-gotten gains of criminal activity was announced by U.S. Attorney ...

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