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State to boost DUI checkpoints (access required)

Virginia officials plan to beef up DUI enforcement in the two weeks leading up to Labor Day weekend, according the governor’s office. Gov. Ralph Northam and the state Department of Motor Vehicles are joining with state and local police to ...

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State lawyers to get complete Nexus files (access required)

A Richmond judge has ordered immigration bond security company Nexus Services to turn over all information requested by state lawyers investigating possible violations of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. The Virginia attorney general’s office is using a civil investigative demand ...

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5-year ban remains for bankruptcy firm (access required)

A Roanoke federal judge has refused to stay a five-year revocation of practice privileges in the Western District for the national bankruptcy firm UpRight Law. The five-year practice ban, an order to repay client fees and a $250,000 fine were ...

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Judge allows malicious prosecution claims to advance (access required)

Judge and Attorneys FEA

A Richmond federal judge has allowed malicious prosecution claims against a Virginia commonwealth’s attorney and a state detective to go forward. The decision this month keeps alive the complaint filed by a one-time candidate for Greensville County sheriff who contends ...

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Judges reject discipline deal for Fairfax lawyer (access required)

Even though bar prosecutors recommended only a reprimand for a lawyer who scotched the subrogation rights of an uninsured motorist carrier, a three-judge circuit court panel said the case called for a tougher penalty. The judges rejected an agreed disposition ...

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Bitter on Twitter: Newspaper sues ex-staffer over Twitter account (access required)

The Roanoke Times is asking a judge to force former Times sports reporter Andy Bitter to give up his use of a Twitter account. The owner of the paper has sued in Roanoke federal court claiming it is the rightful ...

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Under fire from judges, national bankruptcy firm reforms (access required)

After a series of strongly worded judicial opinions criticizing its practice model, a national bankruptcy law firm says it’s changing the way it works. The Chicago-based UpRight Law announced July 30 it will transition to a management committee-led governance structure ...

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Lawyer to serve 3 months after jail smuggling plea (access required)

A Richmond lawyer once honored on national television for her work with juvenile offenders will give up her law license and serve three months in jail after admitting to smuggling a cell phone and narcotics to an inmate. The lawyer ...

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