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City, Sheriff’s Office Dismissed from Assault Suit (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court dismisses the city of Bristol and the Bristol Sheriff’s Office as defendants from plaintiff’s civil rights suit alleging defendants deliberately disregarded the danger posed by plaintiff’s cellmate, who sexually assaulted plaintiff. Plaintiff alleges defendant officers ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Oct. 1, the Virginia State Bar Eighth District subcommittee issued a public reprimand to Salem lawyer Charles G. Phillips for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, and bar admission and disciplinary matters. This discipline was an agreed disposition ...

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Court to hear tunnel tolls arguments (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has allotted an hour next month for lawyers to argue over whether a proposed public-private tunnel project would impose unconstitutional taxes or valid user fees. The $2.1-billion Midtown Tunnel project in Hampton Roads was blocked ...

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New bankruptcy judge takes office

Keith L. Phillips has taken the oath of office as the newest U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. Phillips, a veteran Richmond bankruptcy lawyer, was appointed in April to take the bench seat vacated by the ...

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