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Governor calls for investigation into student’s arrest

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) About 1,000 students gathered at the University of Virginia campus Wednesday night to demand justice for a student who was injured during an arrest and appears in a photo with a bloody face as he is being held ...

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Hospital paid $1M to settle in death of broadcaster

After obtaining judicial approval of the settlement under seal in a distant courthouse, Lewis-Gale Hospital Montgomery acknowledged Tuesday it paid $1 million to resolve claims arising from the death of Roanoke radio host Seth Williamson. The Roanoke Times says it ...

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Lawyer loses appeal against Yelp

A Northern Virginia lawyer’s defamation claim against Yelp is barred by the Communications Decency Act of 1996, a federal appeals court said on March 18. The consumer review website’s automated filtering system does not render it “an information content provider” ...

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Lawyer is disbarred with criminal charges pending

A Northern Virginia lawyer facing six embezzlement charges has agreed to give up his license to practice law. Lorenzo Lee Bean III, with offices in both Loudoun and Fauquier Counties, acknowledged that he withdrew client money “for an unauthorized use” ...

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Williamsburg man pleads guilty in timeshare scheme

NEWPORT NEWS (AP) A Williamsburg man faces more than 30 years in prison for a timeshare scheme that cost resorts more than $800,000. Fifty-six-year-old Keith D. Kosco pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, aggravated ...

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Attorney General answers call to jury duty

It didn’t take long to eliminate him from the jury pool – for several solid reasons – but Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring showed up as summoned at the courthouse in Leesburg Tuesday. Herring, a Loudoun County resident, arrived before ...

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Settlement claim forms sent to 3,050 Va. SunTrust customers

(AP) About 3,050 SunTrust customers in Virginia could be eligible for payments under a national settlement. Attorney General Mark R. Herring said claim forms were sent Monday to customers who lost their homes to foreclosure between Jan. 1, 2008, and ...

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Symposium to honor women at W&L law

A symposium this month at the Washington & Lee University law school will focus on the advancement of women in the legal profession. The first annual Lara D. Gass Women in the Law Symposium is set for March 27 at ...

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Hearing set on bid to stop primary in GOP state Senate race

HARRISONBURG (AP) A March 23 hearing is set on a committee’s bid to block a Republican primary election in a state Senate race. The 24th District Republican Committee is seeking a preliminary injunction to stop the state form holding the ...

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Bar panel to look at e-voting

With fewer than 15 percent of eligible lawyers voting in last fall’s three-way election for president-elect of the Virginia State Bar, a four-member group has been named to see if technological issues may have impeded participation. Current VSB president Kevin ...

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