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Troutman lawyers to handle state tax dispute

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is stepping aside from a tax lawsuit while denying there was any conflict of interest in the matter. The attorney general’s office had been defending the state in a tax dispute with the Henrico-based Star ...

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Assembly approves judgeship money, elects judges

The Virginia General Assembly approved Gov. Bob McDonnell’s recommendation to add 12 additional judgeships to those funded in the coming two-year budget and then elected judges to a number of those vacant seats before departing the Capitol early Thursday morning. ...

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Lawmakers interview judges today

Members of the General Assembly courts committees will interview judicial candidates this afternoon, and the list of candidates provides a good indication of who is on the short list for bench vacancies that should be approved for funding on Wednesday. ...

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Rogers endorsed for circuit court seat

Roanoke Valley lawyers have offered separate endorsements for a vacant circuit court judgeship that might be funded by this year’s General Assembly. The Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association Friday endorsed Frank W. Rogers III of Roanoke for the circuit court seat. ...

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New claims added to Morgan Harrington lawsuit

An amended complaint alleges the college student who disappeared from a 2009 Charlottesville rock concert was disoriented from a head injury, but was denied any help from a concert security crew. The Harrington family’s lawsuit alleges the security company’s indifference ...

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Lawyers clash over new trial for murder suspect

Both prosecutors and defense lawyers agree the Richmond conviction of Brandon Cooper is tainted by the prosecution’s failure to turn over evidence that might have helped Cooper’s defense. The two sides disagree about whether Cooper should face a new trial. ...

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