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Herring says county has few options for court facilities (access required)

The failure of a courthouse referendum last year may have tied the hands of Augusta County leaders in their efforts to plan for better court facilities. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says voter approval would be needed to relocate the ...

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Chiles suspended 2 years over disputed fee payment (access required)

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A prominent Richmond lawyer has been suspended from practice for two years after the disciplinary board found she violated Virginia ethics rules barring dishonest conduct. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board imposed the penalty against Vinceretta T. Chiles on March ...

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Employee’s murder was workplace ‘accident,’ judge rules (access required)


The husband of a woman killed in a horrific 2013 robbery at a Richmond apartment complex had his $100 million wrongful death lawsuit tossed out of court last week because the murder was considered a work-related event. The ruling means ...

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Lawyer suspended 2 years for felony conviction (access required)

A Virginia lawyer who pleaded guilty to a making a false statement in bankruptcy filings has lost his law license for two years. A panel of the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board imposed the two-year suspension for Scott A. Flanders ...

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Lawyer surrenders license after missed deadlines (access required)

A Norfolk lawyer who dropped the ball on three criminal appeals and stonewalled a Virginia State Bar investigator has agreed to revocation of her law license. Cheryl D. Footman-Banks signed an affidavit saying she could not successfully defend bar charges ...

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Judge sharply limits coverage in Huguely damages case (access required)

In a pair of rulings, a Maryland federal judge has slashed the amount of possible insurance coverage for the family of a University of Virginia student who died in 2010 after a scuffle with her former boyfriend, fellow student George ...

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Lawyers donate fees, fund fellowship (access required)

Two Virginia consumer lawyers have agreed to give up their fees in a credit reporting class action settlement to pay for a legal aid consumer law fellowship aimed at struggling immigrants. The donation of $193,930 will fund a two-year fellowship ...

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