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Store discount card helps ID robber (access required)

Customer loyalty cards can seem like a good deal. In fact, a man who was casing a supermarket for a robbery the next day couldn’t resist pulling out his discount card for a few on-camera purchases. Yes, the law caught ...

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Coggins earns highest honor from law library organization

The American Association of Law Library Hall of Fame will award the Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, its highest honor, to Tim Coggins, associate dean for library and information services at the University of Richmond law school. As associate ...

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Richmond attorneys recognized by Jewish Community Federation

Richmond attorneys Brian Greene and Ruth Nathanson Greene received the President’s Award at the May 28 joint annual meeting of the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond and the Richmond Jewish Federation held at the Weinstein JCC. Richard Samet, president of ...

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Walker installed as president of Richmond Bar Association

J. Tracy Walker IV, a partner at McGuireWoods LLP, became the Richmond Bar Association’s 131st president when he took office on June 1. Walker has a broad litigation practice with a focus on consumer class action litigation. He co-chairs the ...

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Roommates testify at hearing in student slaying case

FREDERICKSBURG (AP) The man accused in the April slaying of his roommate and fellow University of Mary Washington student said he had a physical confrontation with the woman before she was found bound and strangled, the victim’s other roommates testified ...

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Nighttime search on daytime warrant was invalid

Executing a daytime search warrant at night violates the Fourth Amendment, a federal appeals court said today, even when the officers bumped up the search time by only one hour, from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. In 2009, the 4th ...

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Lawyers in a jam when clients point fingers at one another

Criminal lawyers could have to walk away from two clients under a scenario recently examined by the Legal Ethics Committee of the Virginia State Bar. If one client volunteers to dish dirt on another client in an unrelated matter, the ...

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Bingo player wins chance to recover for slip-and-fall

A bingo winner in 2012 scored another victory three years later when she overcame a charitable immunity defense to her injury claim against a volunteer fire company. Vilas, North Carolina, resident Wanda Councill was a winner at the bingo hall ...

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Charges dropped against student bloodied during arrest

(AP) Charges have been dropped against a University of Virginia student whose bloody arrest sparked a public uproar and a state police investigation, a prosecutor said Thursday. Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney David Chapman said he made the decision after reviewing results ...

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Teen pleads guilty to helping friend join Islamic State

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A 17-year-old who otherwise would have been graduating with honors from high school this week instead pleaded guilty Thursday to terrorism charges for helping another teen travel to Syria to join the Islamic State. Ali Shukri Amin of ...

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