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Hearing on legislative continuance is averted (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has cancelled a hearing over a lawyer’s use of Virginia’s legislative continuance statute to get an 18-month delay in filing of an appellate brief. Del. Jeffrey Campbell, R-Marion, filed a brief on behalf of his ...

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Protective order is no bar to joint custody (access required)

Divorce Decree FEA

Even though a father had a protective order in place against the mother, a circuit judge still was within his discretion to order joint legal custody of the divorced couple’s child, the Court of Appeals has ruled in a case ...

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Discrimination plaintiff can collect from LeClairRyan insurance (access required)

A bankruptcy judge has agreed to allow former LeClairRyan partner Michele Craddock to pursue collection of her more than $885,000 gender discrimination arbitration award from the firm’s insurance company. Craddock can avoid the bankruptcy stay on collection actions automatically imposed ...

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Court of Appeals affirms rally violence convictions (access required)

The Court of Appeals has affirmed the malicious wounding convictions of two men for their roles in the beating of a counter protester in a Charlottesville parking garage during the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally. In unanimous decisions issued Nov. ...

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Judge backs doctor in bid to keep mental records private (access required)


A Fairfax County judge has sided with a clinical psychologist who declined to turn over a teen’s mental health records in response to a subpoena in the parents’ divorce case. The psychologist said disclosure before a custody hearing could cause ...

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