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Legislative Panels Cohen For Court Seat (access required)

By Baker McClanahan & Christopher Gatewood Two legislative committees each spent almost three hours last Monday interviewing 11 candidates for a seat on Virginia’s highest court. But the legislators focused a full third of their time chatting with a long-time ...

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Chemist's Discharge Case Vacated (access required)

A Richmond federal judge has vacated his decision in Perry v. American Home Products Corp. (VLW 096-3-385), a wrongful discharge case that was one of Lawyers Weekly’s most popular opinions during the month of December. In Perry, Judge Robert E. ...

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CSX changing strategy on Conrail tussle (access required)

NORFOLK–CSX Corp. is reportedly changing its strategy in the takeover battle for Conrail by adopting a plan to offer important Northeast rail assets to hostile bidder Norfolk Southern Corp. The Washington Post reported in late December that CSX chairman John ...

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McMurran retires (access required)

Portsmouth Circuit Judge Dennis F. McMurran, who has served on that city’s bench since 1981, has announced his retirement effective Feb. 1. A native of Portsmouth, McMurran followed in the footsteps of his father, Judge Robert Ferebee McMurran, who also ...

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