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Trump buys Kluge mansion

Donald Trump finally owns the former home of John and Pat Kluge. Rebuffed by a federal judge in his effort to force the sale of “Albemarle House” for the $3.6-million foreclosure auction price, Trump has agreed to pay a reported ...

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Arlington’s Betty Thompson dies at age 88

Arlington family lawyer Betty A. Thompson died Monday at the age of 88. McLean lawyer Joseph A. Condo, another leading divorce lawyer, confirmed Thompson’s death Tuesday. His announcement of the death on his Facebook page brought accolades from other Northern ...

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Supreme Court nixes changes in lawyer ad rules (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has rejected proposed reforms in lawyer advertising regulations, refusing to relax requirements for disclaimers on claims about case results and tightening limits on the use of words such as “expert” and “specialist.” With amended advertising rules ...

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Roanoke’s Judge Apgar to retire

Roanoke Circuit Judge Jonathan M. Apgar has announced he will retire in the spring. In a letter to Virginia Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser, Apgar said he will retire effective April 1, at the end of his current term. Formerly ...

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