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Bills addressing high eviction rates pass Assembly

A 2018 Princeton University study found that cities in Virginia have some of the highest eviction rates in the country. In fact, half of the cities covered in the study were in the Old Dominion. A diverse group of stakeholders, ...

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4th Circuit to mull gag deals in police settlements

A federal appeals court heard arguments Jan. 30 on the constitutionality of nondisclosure agreements in Baltimore Police Department settlements, which advocates claim unduly restrict speech and limit public access to information about police brutality. Attorneys for the city told the ...

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Winchester domestic violence shelter receives $5K AAML grant

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to a domestic violence shelter in Winchester. The organization announced Jan. 24 that the grant would go to The Laurel Center to support its Project Renew: Shelter, Food ...

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Virginia Beach firm announces 2019 leadership

Pender & Coward, based in Virginia Beach, has announced the election of a new executive committee. The 2019 committee is Dave Arnold, the new chief executive officer; Mark Baumgartner, chief financial officer;  and Jim Lang, the new chief operating officer. ...

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Norfolk firm announces re-election of board members

Vandeventer Black, the Norfolk-based business and litigation law firm, has announced the re-election of two executive board members for 2019. Partners Deborah M. Casey and James R. Harvey were re-elected to continue to serve with fellow partners Edward J. Powers, ...

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