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County Administrator Pays for Defamation, But County Wins Contract Claim (access required)

A county administrator had only a qualified privilege in his report during a board of supervisors’ meeting that a former parks director allegedly “suppressed” information about the likelihood of flooding at the county museum, and because the administrator did not ...

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Calling all angels

The 2011 General Assembly, which convenes Wednesday, will be seeking to elect a new justice to take the seat of retiring Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Koontz. Eight statewide bars have handed down endorsements, with the results a veritable crazy quilt ...

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Chief justice’s son pleads guilty in home invasion

Leroy R. Hassell Jr., son of the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, pleaded guilty to robbery and two other charges Thursday, apparently with no deal on sentencing, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch. A life sentence is possible, according ...

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Retirement, 21 years later

John Charles Thomas recently retired from the Supreme Court of Virginia. Wait a minute. Thomas hasn’t been on the court since 1989, you say. That’s true. In 1983, at age 32, Thomas became the first African-American to sit on the ...

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