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Wolfe’s lawyers seek to bar retrial of case (access required)

McLEAN (AP) A former death row inmate in Virginia whose conviction was overturned on accusations of misconduct by prosecutors is petitioning a judge for his immediate release. Lawyers for Justin Wolfe filed the motion Nov. 16 in U.S. District Court ...

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Roanoke federal courts closed for brick fix

Federal trial courts in Roanoke have been displaced from the Poff Federal Building because of loose bricks on one side of the 14-story building. The building and all agencies within will be closed Monday and Tuesday due to construction, according ...

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‘A new standard of liability’ in Virginia? (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has opened the door to claims against individual supervisors who take part in the unlawful firing of an employee. The Nov. 1 decision in VanBuren v. Grubb (VLW 012-6-143), decided 4-3, is a victory for ...

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Ex-HR director settles suit against Chesterfield (access required)

A former human resources director for Chesterfield County has settled her lawsuit alleging the county discriminated by giving her a less generous severance package than the “sweetheart deals” given to her male counterparts. The county has paid Karla Gerner $42,000, ...

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Whistleblower was terminated after speaking out against colleague – $819,000 Verdict (access required)

In June 2009, Dr. Weihua Huang received a grant for research regarding the genetics of nicotine addiction and smoking behavior. He alleged grant funds were charged without authorization and for work that was never performed on the grant from June ...

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Va. court: Insurance doesn’t cover drywall damages

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a homeowner’s insurance policy doesn’t cover damage caused by Chinese drywall. Richard Serpe, an attorney for the homeowner, said the unanimous ruling means hundreds of other Virginians whose homes and ...

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