Some of the $19 million in settlement money from the maker of the painkiller OxyContin is going to drug treatment and education programs in Southwest Virginia. As reported by the Associated Press, more than $650,000 is being distributed, most of ...Read More »
Michael Vick’s lawyers say the pro quarterback serving time for dog fighting soon will be placed in a halfway house in Newport News. Vick could be released “any day,” one of his lawyers told the bankruptcy judge today, according to ...Read More »
Prosecutors have been twice burned this week by apparent mishandling of their video evidence. First we learned about a cross-examination that weakened the prosecution’s re-enactment video in a Chesapeake murder case. Now comes word that video bungling has brought a ...
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A Chicago federal judge declined to dismiss the charge of threatening a juror against Roanoke neo-Nazi Bill White. White’s lawyer had argued that posting the juror’s name on White’s “Overthrow” Web site should not subject him to prosecution. U.S. District ...Read More »
A University of Richmond law school team took top prize at the National Labor and Employment Mock Trial Competition in Chicago last weekend, the school reports. Sixty-nine teams competed. Team members Jeannine Panzera, Scott Jones, Kristen Wright and Hank Gates ...
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The judge who slammed Gloucester County citizens with an $80,000 legal fee award has come in for vehement criticism, while three legislators are offering bills to eliminate any penalty for seeking recall of elected officials. Substitute Circuit Judge Westbrook J. ...Read More »