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Court upholds suspension of lawyer’s license (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia upheld yesterday the 60-day suspension of a Virginia Beach lawyer for a lack of diligence in attending to the affairs of an incarcerated client. A three-judge panel imposed the suspension on Charles L. Pincus III ...

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No Legal Malpractice Claim for Securities Law Advice (access required)

Although plaintiff investment businesses allege defendants’ faulty advice on securities law has exposed them to state and federal investigations and possible disgorgement of capital, a Richmond Circuit Court says plaintiffs have not stated a claim for legal malpractice because they ...

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Disbarred Henrico County lawyer indicted for embezzlement

A former attorney who surrendered her law license after she admitted she stole as much as $450,000 from the firm of Marks & Harrison has been indicted on eight felony embezzlement charges. Kyle Cornelia Leftwich was charged last week by ...

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Lawyer artfully asks for honeymoon continuance

A Newport News criminal defense attorney put his language arts skills to work in seeking relief from a court date in conflict with his planned honeymoon. Chad Dorsk was appointed to a heroin distribution case in federal court after another ...

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No Malpractice Claim Against Ponzi Defendant’s Lawyer (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court says an investor in a Ponzi scheme cannot sue the Ponzi schemer’s lawyer for legal malpractice, as the investor has not alleged privity with the attorney, or any third-party benefit flowing to the investor from the ...

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