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Law firm bookkeeper embezzled $500K (access required)


A five-lawyer firm in Charlottesville fell victim to a more-than-half-million-dollar embezzlement by a former paralegal and bookkeeper, according to documents filed this month in federal court. The theft at the firm of Dygert, Wright, Hobbs & Hernandez came to light ...

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Lawsuits seek to save Richmond’s Lee statue

The Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond (Photo by Maura Mazurowski)

(AP) A lawsuit seeking to stop Gov. Ralph Northam’s plan to remove a large, historic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond should be dismissed, Virginia’s attorney general argued in a June 16 court filing. Attorney General Mark Herring ...

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Law students to assist in reviewing protest footage (access required)

Tara Casey addresses a group of new law students volunteering at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. (Photo by Jamie Betts)

Virginia law students will help pro bono attorneys review footage from body cameras worn by officers who arrested and detained individuals during protests in Richmond this month. Protests have been held daily in the state capital since May 29 following ...

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Waiver of privilege: Delay moots effort to ‘claw back’ in-house report (access required)


Despite a claim of attorney-client privilege, a county government cannot claw back a candid report warning the county about a “male dominated” culture in its fire and rescue department. A federal judge says because Bedford County lawyers waited 40 days ...

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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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