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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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Churn, baby, churn

Lawyers at big law firms often get accused of padding their high-rent bills. Now there’s some apparent proof of the practice, at least at one really big firm. The New York office of DLA Piper, the country’s largest law firm, ...

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The Rules of the Game

Lawyers get paid to parse arcane rules and to figure out how they apply to a particular fact pattern. Real estate practice has some rules that are so colorful, they get their own names. Anyone remember The Rule in Shelley’s ...

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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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