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IOLTA, judicial funding on VBA legislative agenda

ROANOKE – Increasing money for both legal aid and for the judiciary are two key items on the Virginia Bar Association’s agenda for the 2013 General Assembly session. VBA president Hugh M. Fain said reforming Virginia’s actual innocence law also ...

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Truck fire coverage not barred by ‘conversion’ exclusion

Insurance policies on a lender’s interest in leased trucks provided coverage for a fire loss even when the primary insured was responsible for the fire, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said today in a case appealed from Alexandria ...

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Accused Navy vets scammer is former lawyer

The man known as “Bobby Thompson” is a former lawyer with degrees from the University of Virginia and Harvard, federal officials say. U.S. Marshals say “Thompson” is really John D. Cody, an Army veteran and former Arizona lawyer wanted since ...

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Navy vets scammer identified, authorities say

The Navy veterans charity scammer will be unmasked by authorities this morning. “Bobby Thompson,” as he called himself, raised money in the name of veterans, donated some of it to politicians in Virginia, and won relaxed charity regulations from the ...

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Irish eyes smile on McDonnell

Gov. Bob McDonnell received one of the highest awards given by the University of Notre Dame last week. The Notre Dame Alumni Association presented the governor with the 2012 Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Award. McDonnell graduated from the school ...

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Arlington’s Betty Thompson dies at age 88

Arlington family lawyer Betty A. Thompson died Monday at the age of 88. McLean lawyer Joseph A. Condo, another leading divorce lawyer, confirmed Thompson’s death Tuesday. His announcement of the death on his Facebook page brought accolades from other Northern ...

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4th Circuit continues stay in trade secrets case

A Korean manufacturer can continue making its version of a high strength fiber used in bullet-proof vests and other armor under a federal appeals court ruling last week. A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided Kolon ...

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