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Bills would increase GDC claim limits (access required)

Plaintiffs with minor personal injury claims and other civil litigators with small-scale claims may have greater access to Virginia general district courts under a pending legislative proposal. But not everyone thinks that’s a good idea. The plan, contained in two ...

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Governor’s plan doesn’t include any new judges (access required)

Gov. Bob McDonnell may not plan on funding any new judges next year, despite his request last month that the Virginia State Bar hand over $5 million for general state spending. Although his remarks to state lawmakers state he wanted ...

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McDonnell denies clemency for Lewis

Gov. Bob McDonnell has declined to intervene in the scheduled execution of Teresa Lewis. In 2003, Lewis plead guilty to two counts of capital murder for hire of her husband and step-son. She was sentenced to death on both counts, ...

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State tax revenues up for five of six months (access required)

Virginia revenue collections were up again in August, topping revenues from the same time last year for the fifth time in the last six months. Gov. Bob McDonnell said last week that revenues were up 5.3 percent over collections in ...

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McDonnell taps two deputies

Gov. Bob McDonnell has named two deputy counselors. J. Randall Minchew, a prominent Loudoun County land use lawyer, will be deputy counselor and advisor to the governor. Minchew has been managing partner at the Leesburg office of Walsh, Colucci, Lubely, ...

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McDonnell streamlines rights restoration

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has announced sweeping changes in the process for restoring civil rights to former felons. The governor pledges a 60-day turnaround period on all completed applications, compared to a previous standard of six months or more. Those ...

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Long-distance health care now covered by insurance (access required)

Legislation to mandate insurance coverage for telemedicine services in Virginia won unanimous approval in the 2010 General Assembly. Gov. Bob McDonnell signed into law the measure that bars private health insurers from excluding coverage for long-distance health care. The legislation ...

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