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Arbitrators deny bid to cloak findings (access required)

Arbitrators who awarded nearly $300,000 in back pay and compensation for gender discrimination to a former partner at LeClairRyan have denied the firm’s bid to keep their findings confidential. After the three-member arbitration panel decided in favor of attorney Michele ...

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Hirschler is now a one-name brand (access required)

The Richmond-based firm of Hirschler Fleischer says you can call it by its first name. The firm, with 74 lawyers, announced its rebrand as simply “Hirschler” on Oct. 29. The reveal of the one-word trade name was accompanied by roll-out ...

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Herring calls for reform to cash bail system (access required)

State Attorney General Mark R. Herring has joined calls for reforms to Virginia’s cash bail system, saying too many low-risk criminal defendants are locked up awaiting trial because they cannot afford to post a bond. Herring cited policy and constitutional ...

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State posts increase in Bar Exam pass rate (access required)

Despite a decline nationally in scores on the Multistate Bar Examination in July, Virginia bar candidates posted an increase in the state’s overall pass rate. Of the 767 test takers who sat for the two-day exam in Roanoke this summer, ...

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Judge hits losing plaintiff for $1.5M in lawyer fees (access required)

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An Alexandria federal judge has awarded $1.53 million in attorney’s fees and costs to a consumer electronics manufacturer based on findings that trademark infringement claims and litigation conduct against the company were “objectively unreasonable.” U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III ...

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Sentence is 6 months for lawyer who lied to feds (access required)

A former Roanoke lawyer who admitted lying to FBI agents about accepting sex for legal services and providing drugs to clients has been sentenced to six months in prison. Scott A. Webber pleaded guilty to one count in June, admitting ...

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