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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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Foreclosure suit not barred by res judicata

A couple who lost their home to foreclosure will get another chance to sue for breach of contract and constructive fraud. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed dismissal of the suit, finding fault with the Richmond federal court’s analysis of ...

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Inmate’s claim survives after appeal

(AP) A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by a Virginia inmate who claims prison officials were indifferent to his complaints of physical and sexual abuse by cellmates. Thursday’s 2-1 decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...

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Appeals court revives wrongful firing lawsuit by court clerk

(AP) A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit by a North Carolina court clerk who was fired after asking to be assigned duties that would not involve dealing with the public. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit ...

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Quinn to receive family law award

Richmond lawyer Colleen M. Quinn has been named the 2015 recipient of the Family Law Service Award presented by the Virginia State Bar’s family law section. Quinn founded the Adoption and Surrogacy Law Center as a resource for people navigating ...

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No happy ending for reinstatement order

An employee won reinstatement with the employer she said violated her rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act, but the reinstatement didn’t work out the way the court had hoped. Last week, a federal judge figuratively threw up his ...

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Legislators back McDonnell appeal

Thirty-nine current and former members of the Virginia General Assembly are adding their voices to the call for overturning the corruption conviction of former Gov. Bob McDonnell. An amicus brief filed Monday contends that McDonnell’s conviction “blurs the line between ...

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Lawyers asked to help food bank

The statewide Legal Food Frenzy may be just on the horizon, but some lawyers in Wise County are launching an early effort to help the local food bank there overcome recent weather-related problems. Wise County Bar Association president Chuck Slemp ...

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