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Cuccinelli sues Internet payday lender

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has filed suit in Arlington County Circuit Court against a company allegedly offering loans over the Internet with interest ranging up to 1,300 percent. The suit names Jupiter Funding Group LLC which purportedly operates the ...

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McDonnell names three as circuit judges

Governor Bob McDonnell has appointed judges to fill three of six vacant circuit court positions that were not filled by the 2013 General Assembly. Thursday, McDonnell announced the appointments of Suffolk assistant commonwealth’s attorney Robert H. Sandwich Jr. in the ...

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Beer cans kept out of big-rig case

Beer containers in the cab of a tractor-trailer could be kept out of evidence at a lawsuit that arose from a collision involving three commercial trucks and a Hyundai sedan, a federal appellate court has ruled. The beer containers were ...

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Carrier faulted for clumsy wording

It was a close call for an insurance company that wanted a plaintiff’s case heard in federal court. Nobody doubted that Selective Way Insurance Company was a citizen of New Jersey entitled to remove a suit filed by DBS Inc. ...

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Judge allows new lawyer for death penalty case

Despite opposition from the commonwealth’s attorney, Circuit Judge W. Allan Sharrett has allowed a non-Virginia lawyer as part of the defense team for a Colonial Heights man facing the death penalty. Joseph W. Vigneri is an experienced capital defender with ...

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Pistol permit privacy is retroactive, AG says

A new privacy law to protect the identities of Virginians seeking concealed handgun permits covers past applicants as well as new applicants, according to Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Circuit court clerks, who maintain records of CHPs in Virginia, must “withhold ...

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Judges, sheriffs share duty of court security, AG says

Virginia law requires circuit judges and local sheriffs to collaborate on establishing and maintaining courthouse security, according to an official opinion of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. The July 12 opinion acknowledges court decisions giving judges “inherent authority” to regulate court ...

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