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Assembly approves judgeship money, elects judges

The Virginia General Assembly approved Gov. Bob McDonnell’s recommendation to add 12 additional judgeships to those funded in the coming two-year budget and then elected judges to a number of those vacant seats before departing the Capitol early Thursday morning. ...

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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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