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Roanoke school board chair endorsed for judgeship

The Roanoke Bar Association has endorsed Roanoke school board chairman David B. Carson for one of two Roanoke Valley circuit court judgeships to be vacated this year. Carson is a defense litigator with Johnson Ayers & Matthews. He is a ...

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Cardwell receives Carrico award

Richmond criminal defense lawyer Claire G. Cardwell has been honored by her peers with the 2013 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award. The Virginia State Bar Criminal Law Section presented the award Feb. 1 during its annual seminar in Charlottesville. The ...

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Fee would help pay for e-filing

When the digital age comes to your local courthouse, you may be asked to pay an extra $2 if you haven’t followed suit. The General Assembly has approved a bill to allow circuit court clerks to charge a $2 fee ...

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Tort reform package clears Senate committee

With one exception, all of the bills included in a compromise tort reform package at the Virginia General Assembly have received the blessing of the Senate Courts Committee. In a Monday morning session, the panel approved bills that would limit ...

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Board knew about big deal, violated ERISA, ex-employee claims

A former employee of the Bureau of National Affairs may represent a class of plaintiffs who allege they lost out when they sold company stock back to BNA at a lower share price than Bloomberg Inc. paid when it bought ...

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Bankruptcy filings down in Virginia, U.S.

Bankruptcy filings in Virginia dropped for calendar year 2012, with filings in the Eastern District falling by 12.7 percent and new cases down by 10.8 percent in the Western District. These figures were slightly less than the overall decline nationwide ...

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