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Under fire from judges, national bankruptcy firm reforms (access required)

After a series of strongly worded judicial opinions criticizing its practice model, a national bankruptcy law firm says it’s changing the way it works. The Chicago-based UpRight Law announced July 30 it will transition to a management committee-led governance structure ...

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Lawyer to serve 3 months after jail smuggling plea (access required)

A Richmond lawyer once honored on national television for her work with juvenile offenders will give up her law license and serve three months in jail after admitting to smuggling a cell phone and narcotics to an inmate. The lawyer ...

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State doctor hit with punitives for treatment denial (access required)

Emergency ER Hospital FEA

A patient who claimed he was denied recommended mental health treatment, beaten by another patient and unreasonably restrained at a state hospital won both compensatory and punitive damages against a doctor and a nurse – both state employees – in ...

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Lawsuit claims charges based on ‘contempt of cop’ (access required)

An Alexandria man arrested after refusing to give his name to a Stafford County sheriff’s deputy is suing the officer, contending his experience illustrates the risks of “driving while black.” According to the suit, George Wingate, an African American, was ...

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State changes policy on parole eligibility (access required)

Some older Virginia inmates may get a break on parole eligibility with a change in policy by the Department of Corrections. Previously, when an inmate’s offenses occurred both before and after Jan. 1, 1995 – the date parole was abolished ...

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Lynchburg’s Richards named commissioner of accounts (access required)

The judges of the 24th Judicial Circuit have announced that James R. Richards of Lynchburg has been appointed as commissioner of accounts effective Aug. 1. Richards will serve along with Leighton Houck, the judges said in a statement Richards will be ...

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