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Judge denies name change for DC sniper

Hoping to avoid prison reprisals, convicted DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo asked a Wise County judge to legally change his name. The judge refused Friday, saying a circuit court name-change order would be futile. Malvo, along with his mentor John ...

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LEO barring Medicare indemnity is approved

A legal ethics opinion declaring it unethical for plaintiffs’ lawyers to indemnify insurance companies against unforeseen liens has been approved by the Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics. LEO 1858 holds it improper for the insurance company lawyer ...

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