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AG Herring sues major banks for $1.1B

(AP) Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is suing some of the world’s largest banks for $1.15 billion in damages related to the housing market crash, saying the financial institutions fraudulently sold risky mortgage-backed securities to the state’s public pension system. “The ...

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Assembly releases judge interview list

Virginia legislators appear to agree on the names of 42 new or promoted trial court judges, but five judgeships remain in contention. The General Assembly courts committees on Monday released the list of judges set for interviews this week before ...

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Lawyers win $5.3M fee award in FCRA suit

A team of lawyers that included Virginia litigators has won a $5.3 million fee award in a consumer class action suit alleging defendant LexisNexis Risk & Information Analytics Group Inc. violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Lawyers from Houston and ...

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Virginia bar dues to increase

The Supreme Court of Virginia is raising the dues for Virginia lawyers. Effective July 1 of next year, dues for active bar members will increase by $25, from $225 to $250. The change reverses a dues decrease of three years ...

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VSB Pro Bono Awards Announced

The Virginia State Bar’s Lewis F. Powell Jr. Pro Bono Award this year will be shared by the Legal Information Network for Cancer and two lawyers, M. Steven Weaver and Glenn M. Hodge, who helped start what has been called ...

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Doucette honored by police chiefs

Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Doucette has been honored by the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police for his work in the Virginia criminal justice system. Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo, outgoing VACP president, presented the 2014 President’s Award to Doucette ...

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Decline in law students may persist, dean says

ROANOKE – The unprecedented decline in law school applications over the past decade seems resistant to economic change, one law school dean told Roanoke lawyers Tuesday. Mathew D. Staver, dean of Liberty University law school, says the drop in interest ...

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