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Sex offender sues over ouster from school meeting (access required)

A Stafford County man required to register as a sex offender claims he was bounced from a school board meeting and arrested when he came to talk about school discipline. In a federal civil rights lawsuit, Melvin Allen said he ...

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Lawyers elect Bar Council members (access required)

After contested elections in four of Virginia’s most populous communities, 13 new faces will join the Virginia State Bar Council next month. A total of 23 lawyers were elected to seats on the bar’s governing body in online elections that ...

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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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