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‘Notice’ triggers TILA rescission right

Lawyers who represent consumers notched a win last week in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a case says they don’t have to hustle to court as fast as they thought. Homeowners facing foreclosure on refis have had ...

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Law Day Weiner Roast in Fairfax

Every year on May 1, Law Day is celebrated throughout the nation. In Fairfax, Law Day means the annual Weiner Roast hosted by Weiner & Spivey PLC. Ed Weiner (left) has been the host with the roast for 12 years, ...

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Richmond lawyer Rod Mathews dies

Former Virginia State Bar President Roderick Bell Mathews died of cancer on Friday night at his home in Richmond. He was 71. The retired Troutman Sanders partner helped launch the World Justice Project in 2006 and was serving as its ...

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Navy vets fund raiser captured by feds

The elusive “Bobby Thompson,” who allegedly used that fictitious identity to run a fraudulent Navy veterans support group that collected millions in donations, has been captured in Oregon, authorities say. A news release from the U.S. Marshal Service said “Thompson,” ...

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VLW honored by VPW

Virginia Lawyers Weekly received three awards from the Virginia Press Women, including a first-place for news reporting, when the VPW announced the winners of its 2012 Communications Contest this past weekend. VLW Executive Editor Deborah Elkins gained a top honor ...

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Rakes receives Leadership in Education award

The Virginia State Bar has established a leadership award in the field of legal education. It will be named for its first recipient, Roanoke lawyer William R. Rakes. Rakes received the award April 22 at the 20th Anniversary Conclave on ...

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Forever

Justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia, led by Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser (center), added mulch to the newly planted Forever Tree, a maple, in memory of Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. in Capitol Square. Funds for the ...

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A bell-ringing moment

The College of Knowledge down in Williamsburg has many traditions — the Yule Log ceremony at Christmas and Charter Day in February, among others. But for sheer joy, you can’t match the day that William & Mary seniors get to ...

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