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Fired exec can’t add to $5M award (access required)

A fired executive who won a $5 million award for breach of a retention agreement cannot add a “performance bonus” to that award, under a decision handed down by the Supreme Court of Virginia on June 28. The executive, Army ...

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Extra prosecutor not against rules, court says

The Court of Appeals of Virginia has affirmed a Lancaster County man’s rape conviction despite his objections to the prosecutor’s use of extra help with DNA evidence. When Calvin Tucker was charged with the 2011 assault of an 89-year-old woman ...

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Pulaski jury awards $14M in airbag case

A Pulaski County jury has awarded $14 million to a Radford man who suffered a traumatic brain injury blamed on alleged safety lapses in his Hyundai car. Zachary “Gage” Duncan, 20, sued Hyundai Motor America after the 2010 wreck that ...

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Twice convicted of fraud, lawyer gives up license

A lawyer who pleaded guilty in April to taking part in two separate massive fraud schemes now has surrendered her Virginia law license. Seung Oh Kang of Annandale – convicted under the name Seung E. Oh – admitted taking part ...

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Judge’s high-school flashback colors opinion

Harkening back to high-school writing assignments, an appellate judge has offered a vivid example of a “chilling effect” on speech in a First Amendment suit over a dietary-advice website. Steve Cooksey used his website, “Diabetes Warrior,” to describe how he ...

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Black picked for bankruptcy judge

Roanoke lawyer Paul M. Black has been selected by appeals court judges as a U.S. bankruptcy judge for the Western District of Virginia. He will succeed Chief Judge William F. Stone Jr. Black received his undergraduate degree from Washington & ...

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Court strikes down Voting Act’s preclearance formula

Invalidating a key Civil Rights era statutory provision designed to stop efforts to impede blacks from voting in the nation’s southern states, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the preclearance coverage formula under the Voting Rights Act, ruling that it ...

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Workers alleging retaliation must meet higher burden

Workers who allege their employer retaliated against them must meet a higher burden than merely showing that the desire to retaliate was one motivating factor, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that vacates a $3.4 million ...

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High court will not hear lawyer’s blog case

The Virginia State Bar can continue to enforce a disclaimer requirement for lawyers who brag about their case results, but lawyers are free to disclose embarrassing facts about clients as long as the information came out in open court. That’s ...

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Woodruff to moderate VBA gubernatorial debate

Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff will moderate the Virginia Bar Association-sponsored debate between Virginia’s gubernatorial candidates next month, the VBA says. “We’re absolutely thrilled to have the co-anchor of PBS NewsHour – and someone with Judy Woodruff’s experience in political coverage ...

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