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State sues service dog company (access required)

The state attorney general’s office claims a Madison County company misrepresented the skills and abilities of its $25,000 diabetic alert dogs. The state filed a lawsuit May 7 in Madison County Circuit Court alleging Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Inc. ...

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Ex-lawyer ordered to pay $60K restitution (access required)

A former Richmond lawyer convicted of embezzling a $60,000 settlement from a special needs school student is under court order to pay the money back. Most of the reimbursement goes to a fund that pays victims of dishonest lawyers. Darryl ...

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Divided 4th Circuit rejects UIM coverage (access required)


A federal appeals decision denying underinsured motorist coverage for a fatal truck accident has generated “alarm and concern” about the interpretation of millions of Virginia auto insurance policies, according to lawyers for the claimants. A divided panel of the 4th ...

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Virginia lawyer officially joins Manafort legal team (access required)

Jay Nanavati says he’s on board. VLW reported in February on signs indicating the Virginia lawyer with a Washington practice had teamed up with attorneys representing former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort. Now, Nanavati, a former federal tax prosecutor, has ...

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Lawsuit claims doctors face ‘indentured servitude’ (access required)

A Nigerian doctor claims in a lawsuit that the Martinsville hospital has an unwritten policy to recruit minority foreign doctors and force them to “work unhealthy hours and in untenable conditions” under fear of deportation. A medical staffing company says ...

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Judge tosses lawsuit over bar exam accommodations (access required)

A Michigan lawyer who sued after he missed passing the Virginia bar exam by just three points lost his federal ADA lawsuit charging disability discrimination. Donshur Oliver said he should have been allowed accommodations when he sat for the exam ...

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