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Drug courts split on approach to opioid addiction (access required)

Judges and court officials in Western Virginia are taking different tacks on their approach to drug court participants addicted to opioids. A state court drug treatment program in the Roanoke Valley does not allow participants to pursue medication-assisted treatment, in which ...

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Bar fund spends nearly $44k to reimburse clients (access required)

The Clients’ Protection Fund of the Virginia State Bar paid $43,858.46 to former clients of six Virginia lawyers in the most recent round of CPF reimbursements. The CPF collects and administers fees from Virginia lawyers to reimburse clients and others ...

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Suit: Rehab group hijacked competitor’s phone listing (access required)

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A Virginia addiction recovery business can proceed with its federal court claims that a competitor used an underhanded Google tactic to steal potential customers, a judge has ruled. The Richmond-based plaintiff – doing business as Broad Highway Recovery – is ...

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Arbitration denied in nursing home death case (access required)

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As a federal plan to address nursing home arbitration contracts remains stalled, the arbitration battle continues in Virginia courtrooms. A Nelson County circuit judge used a two-pronged analysis in June to deny arbitration in a wrongful death case, pointing to a ...

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4th Circuit weighs lethal injection issue (access required)

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has asked lawyers to address what issue should guide the court as it considers an effort to get details about Virginia’s death penalty drug suppliers. The appeals court judges expressly asked attorneys Nov. ...

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