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The Walking Debt?

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A new lawsuit targeting a thriving collections business highlights a long simmering controversy over lawsuits filed by so-called “zombie debt buyers.” When banks and payday lenders write off their bad debts, a busy industry steps in to try to generate ...

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Charges dismissed in voter registration case

HARRISONBURG (AP) — A judge has dismissed misdemeanor charges against a Pennsylvania man accused of throwing away Virginia voter registration forms. Colin Small, 23, of Phoenixville, Pa., was charged in October 2012 with four misdemeanor counts of destroying voter registration forms, eight ...

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Bench temps: Substitute judges fill gaps across the state (access required)

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When it comes to filling temporary vacancies on the bench, Virginia may not have such a deep bench. A sizeable number of lawyers sit as substitute judges all over the commonwealth, and court clerks say they depend on the extra ...

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