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Lawyer loses fingertips in jail accident

A Virginia Beach lawyer lost two fingertips last week when a jail door slammed on his hand after a client visit. Greg McCormack is nursing two “extremely painful” fingers after the Nov. 21 incident at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail ...

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Booze may buffer the blow, study shows

Stories about drunken drivers walking away from traffic accidents are not mere apocrypha. They show up in our Verdict & Settlement Reports. Turns out, science may back up the notion that God protects drunks and fools. Alcohol intoxication – even ...

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New lawyer seminar rescheduled

The First Day in Practice Seminar for new lawyers in Virginia has been rescheduled for March 1. The seminar at the Greater Richmond Convention Center – originally scheduled for Oct. 29 – was postponed because of the effects of Hurricane ...

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New lawyer seminar rescheduled

The First Day in Practice Seminar for new lawyers in Virginia has been rescheduled for March 1. The seminar at the Greater Richmond Convention Center – originally scheduled for Oct. 29 – was postponed because of the effects of Hurricane ...

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Perjury penalty overcome by restoration of rights, AG says

Two recent opinions from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli should come as a relief for a member of the Wise County School Board. The opinions also appear to strengthen the governor’s power to restore civil rights to former felons. Rocky Cantrell’s ...

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St. John named chief judge of bankruptcy court

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stephen C. St. John has been selected as chief judge for the Eastern District. The designation, effective Jan. 1, was made by the district judges of the district. St. John is the first chief from the Norfolk ...

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Errors of biblical proportions

A big six-foot monument to the Ten Commandments was placed on the grounds of the Oklahoma state capitol on Thursday, three years after it was authorized by the state legislature. Two problems with that. Three if you’re the Oklahoma ACLU, ...

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