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Youngkin signs ‘Green Book Bill’ into law

Motorists traveling Virginia’s highways and byways this summer could see new signs commemorating places included in the “Green Book.” Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed House Bill 1968 into law on March 22, marking the final stop in the journey of a ...

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Unauthorized use: Photographer can seek actual damages

A photographer who sued for unauthorized use of his photograph of a landmark University of Virginia building can seek actual damages on his copyright infringement claim. Senior U.S. District Judge Norman K. Moon noted the photographer didn’t disclose his actual ...

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Health care worker’s race bias claim survives

A health care worker’s suit alleging she was paid a lower hourly rate and for fewer hours than another employee because of her race survived a partial motion for summary judgment after a federal judge found the plaintiff plausibly asserted ...

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Bar fund pays $71K to reimburse clients

Clients of nine former Virginia attorneys received $71,130 in reimbursement in the most recent round of payments authorized by the Virginia State Bar Clients’ Protection Fund Board. The board authorized the payments at its Jan. 27 meeting, providing reimbursement on ...

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Bar seeks comment on proposed ethics opinion

The Virginia State Bar is seeking public comment on a proposed advisory legal ethics opinion dealing with the duty to disclose the death of a client. The opinion, proposed advisory Legal Ethics Opinion 1900, addresses whether and in what circumstances ...

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Livestreaming police stop constitutionally protected

A federal court declared a town’s ban on livestreaming certain interactions may not survive First Amendment scrutiny, and that a plaintiff who was barred from livestreaming an interaction due to the policy “plausibly alleged” a constitutional violation. “Defendants have thus ...

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Attorney arrested on credit card fraud charges

An Arlington attorney was arrested last month for alleged credit card fraud and theft. According to a press release from the Alexandria Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Patrick Lynn Edwards was arrested on Feb. 15 and charged with felony credit ...

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Ballou confirmed to Western District bench

Judge Robert Stewart Ballou

The U.S. Senate confirmed a federal magistrate judge’s nomination for a judgeship on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia on March 7, filling a long-vacant seat on the bench. U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Stewart Ballou was ...

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Supreme Court of Virginia certifies judicial vacancies

The Supreme Court of Virginia has certified eight judicial vacancies across the commonwealth, stating the positions “should be filled in the manner prescribed by law.” All eight judgeships are either vacant or due to become vacant because of retirement. The ...

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