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Would-be scammer targets Loudoun law firms (access required)

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A Loudoun County lawyer is warning of a new variation on the classic counterfeit check scam often tried on law firms. This scheme involves a live-and-in-person would-be client who claims to be owed a large sum of money for architectural ...

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Lawyer urges statewide public defender office (access required)

A Richmond attorney and blogger is proposing an “umbrella organization” to advocate for a statewide public defender system in Virginia. Elwood E. “Sandy” Sanders Jr. argues that Virginia has the resources to bring a more unified system to what is ...

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Would-be scammer targets Loudoun law firms

A Loudoun County lawyer is warning of a new variation on the classic counterfeit check scam often tried on law firms. This scheme involves a live-and-in-person would-be client who claims to be owed a large sum of money for architectural ...

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Underwood, Platania among primary winners (access required)

After a primary victory over two challengers Tuesday, Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney Greg Underwood faces no known opposition for re-election in November. Underwood, seeking a third full four-year term, defeated challengers Ron Batliner and S.W. Dawson. Underwood’s most recent term was ...

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Frequent filer restricted at Supreme Court (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has issued a pre-filing injunction against a pro se litigant for filing repetitive and vexatious appeals after losing a string of frivolous lawsuits. Dora L. Adkins has filed more than two dozen appeals in recent years ...

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Immunity denied over lab tests in med-mal action (access required)

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Doctors who hoped to use the lab-test-immunity provision of Virginia’s medical malpractice law failed to make their case, a Fairfax County circuit judge has ruled. The decision revives attention to a compromise statute hammered out in 2006 following two conflicting ...

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Felony conviction survives court challenge (access required)

Even though a prosecutor and a judge agreed on a plan to render a misdemeanor conviction for a marijuana defendant, the man is stuck with a felony conviction after an appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia. The case from ...

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