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Court denies Virginia Tech claims

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Supreme Court of Virginia on Thursday reversed a jury’s wrongful death verdict against the state stemming from the 2007 killing of 32 students and faculty at Virginia Tech in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. ...

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Lawyers sanctioned over IRA arguments

An Abingdon federal judge has fined and reprimanded two Bluefield lawyers for pressing forward with an unfounded contention about a disputed IRA. U.S. District Judge James P. Jones imposed Rule 11 sanctions against John S. Stacy II, Charles A. Stacy ...

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Bar leaders urge filling vacant judgeships

Leaders of nine statewide bar associations are urging legislators to fund and fill all of Virginia’s trial court judgeships, saying unfilled bench seats are causing severe harm to the judicial system. The unified statement on the cost-saving freeze on judicial ...

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Drug forfeitures to pay for prosecutor training

Money from Virginia’s share of a $1.5 billion settlement of claims against pharmaceutical giant Abbott Laboratories will help pay for training of prosecutors, the state attorney general’s office has announced. $18 million will be set aside to generate interest to ...

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VSB will reconsider reciprocal discipline

Is a lawyer’s sanction imposed by a Maryland federal court worthy of recognition by the Virginia State Bar, so that the same disciplinary penalty can be imposed in Virginia without a new hearing on the facts? A VSB Disciplinary Board ...

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Norfolk prosecutor charged with DUI

Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney Greg Underwood was arrested Wednesday night and charged with driving under the influence, police reported Thursday. The arrest occurred in Norfolk, but Underwood was booked in Virginia Beach to avoid a conflict of interest in Norfolk, according ...

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Suit targeting medical article falls short

A federal appeals court has rejected an effort by birth injury victims to discredit a medical article blamed for weakening their medical malpractice cases. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit last week affirmed the dismissal of a ...

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