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‘Leaders in the Law’ and ‘Up & Coming Lawyers’ for 2019 named (access required)


Virginia Lawyers Media, the publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, has announced the 2019 class of “Leaders in the Law.” Now in its 14th year, this awards program recognizes the lawyers across the commonwealth who are setting the standard for other ...

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A growing field (access required)


California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996. Though laws vary across state lines, today 33 states and Washington, D.C. have legalized marijuana for medicinal use, including Virginia. Well, to an extent. “The [cannabis] laws in Virginia ...

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VLF presents $538K in grants in 2019 (access required)

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By Sharon D. Nelson The Virginia Law Foundation presented grants totaling more than a half million dollars at its 2019 Grant Recipient Luncheon in Richmond Aug. 19. The VLF,  a philanthropic charity established in 1974 as an independent 501 (c)(3) ...

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Court revives child’s claim vs. church (access required)


The Supreme Court of Virginia has recognized a church’s “special relationship” duty to protect children from a known dangerous employee. The new opinion also offers a host of guidance in other aspects of pleading a case. The decision builds on ...

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Reader Rankings for 2019 announced (access required)


The 2019 Reader Rankings are out. CLICK HERE to see all the winners and finalists for this year, and CLICK HERE to check out the previous editions of Reader Rankings. This awards program recognizes the businesses and organizations that support ...

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4th Circuit: Jury should decide venue in ‘bath salts’ case (access required)

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A divided federal appeals panel has overturned the convictions of three accused drug distributors because a jury never was asked if the charges were brought in the right locality. A two-judge majority of a panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit ...

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