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Durrette takes on…the Assembly

Richmond lawyer Wyatt Durrette knows his way around the Capitol. He served three terms in the House of Delegates during the 1970s. During the 1980s, he ran for statewide office twice, for attorney general in 1981 and for governor in ...

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Attorney General challenges EPA on greenhouse gas (access required)

(AP) Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinnelli is challenging the federal government’s conclusion that greenhouse gases are dangerous to people. Cuccinelli said Tuesday he has asked the Environmental Protection to delay final consideration of that finding so “newly available information” can ...

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Wellness: Is gambling a danger for lawyers?   (access required)

No slurred speech, no dilated pupils, no dirty urine. Yet compulsive gambling, this invisible addiction, is a costly health problem for individuals, families, and society. Problem gambling is a mental health disorder characterized by increasing preoccupation with gambling, loss of ...

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Doctor admits hiding Swiss bank account

An inherited six-figure bank account first led to international intrigue and then to possible prison time for a pediatric ear-nose-and-throat doctor in Northern Virginia. According to a Justice Department news release , Leesburg otolaryngologist Andrew Silva has acknowledged more than ...

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Beware disgruntled jurors

The L.A. Times offers a cautionary tale this week in a piece about how jury duty is becoming more of a hardship for members of the venire. In one civil trial, jurors who were already peeved at having to miss ...

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