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Doctor sued, suspended on allegations of repeat negligence (access required)


A Henrico County radiologist who once practiced law in Virginia has been summarily suspended from medical practice amid allegations of repeatedly missing signs of cancer in his patients’ mammograms. Michael J. Bigg’s practice constituted a danger to public health or ...

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ODBA president says lawyers must ‘act now’


Following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and a week of protests statewide, the Old Dominion Bar Association has issued a statement urging attorneys to use their power in the legal system to support the “equal justice movement.” Founded ...

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Attorneys clean damaged plaque honoring civil rights pioneer

(AP) For Richmond attorney Jackie Stone, seeing the historical marker on Main Street honoring Oliver Hill Sr. serves as a reminder not just of the late civil rights attorney’s legal legacy, but of the path he helped blaze for African ...

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Judge O’Grady takes senior status (access required)

U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady of Alexandria has taken senior status, opening a vacancy for the appointment of a new district judge in the Eastern District. O’Grady assumed senior status on May 1, his online biography shows. The Eastern District ...

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Lawyer suspended for bad money management (access required)

Although the Virginia State Bar found no evidence of harm to clients, a Richmond solo practitioner has agreed to a delayed one-year suspension for “systemic” inattention to his financial affairs. Richmond’s Raymond L. Palmer made 22 separate transfers to pay ...

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US challenges planned expedition to retrieve Titanic’s radio

NORFOLK (AP) The U.S. government will try to stop a company’s planned salvage mission to retrieve the Titanic’s wireless telegraph machine, arguing the expedition would break federal law and a pact with Britain to leave the iconic shipwreck undisturbed. U.S. ...

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Court orders dismissal of Trump Muslim travel ban challenges

RICHMOND (AP) A federal appeals court has ordered a lower court to toss out legal challenges to President Donald Trump’s 3-year-old ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries, finding that a judge misinterpreted a Supreme Court ruling that found the ...

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Employment law to see major changes July 1 (access required)


Virginia employment lawyers are bracing for sweeping changes to their practice beginning July 1 as a wave of worker protection legislation takes effect. Lawyers for employees sound gleeful as they describe extensive changes that benefit workers in disputes with management. ...

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