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No way out (access required)


Bulky and elusive electronic files proved troublesome for Virginia federal prosecutors in recent months, but judges have declined to impose the ultimate punishment for discovery lapses that mainly inconvenienced criminal defendants. Last minute disclosures of potential Brady material may be ...

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Lawyer accepts suspension for stiffing lender (access required)

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A lawyer who failed to repay a client’s pre-litigation loan as promised has agreed to a three-year suspension of his law license. George E. Marzloff, 68, of Stafford also mismanaged his trust account, according to bar charges. He consented to ...

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Huguely lawsuit retooled, refiled (access required)

The family of slain University of Virginia student Yeardley Love has refiled its claims against George W. Huguely V, the fellow UVa student convicted of second-degree murder in Love’s 2010 death. The new lawsuit in Charlottesville Circuit Court appears to ...

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Ex-judge gets 9-month bar suspension (access required)

Former Bristol Judge Kurt J. Pomrenke has agreed to a nine-month bar suspension based on the same conduct that brought his removal from the bench and a contempt of court conviction. Pomrenke appeared before a five-member panel of the Virginia ...

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Senators recommend 2 for Western District seat (access required)

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have recommended both a U.S. magistrate judge and a state circuit judge for a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Western District. In a Nov. 21 letter to President Trump, the ...

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Lawyer disqualified the week before trial (access required)

A week before trial on a 35-count white collar crime indictment, a federal judge ruled Oct. 31 that the defendant’s lawyer was disqualified due to a conflict of interest. Trey R. Kelleter of Norfolk has represented accused fraudster Byron Hale ...

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