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Wedding in Washington, marriage not valid in Va. (access required)

Marriage License

A Virginia couple that exchanged their vows on the other side of the Potomac River has learned that their marriage is invalid under Virginia law. Although the pair obtained a marriage license in Virginia, they took part in a wedding ...

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Patient’s shooting at hospital brings odd lawsuits (access required)

Emergency ER Hospital FEA

The 2016 shooting of a psychiatric patient by a Lynchburg hospital security guard has produced two lawsuits based on unusual claims, neither one targeting the guard who actually fired the shots. One lawsuit – filed Oct. 13 – complains that ...

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Blood test ruling supports mother’s manslaughter conviction (access required)

In a decision welcomed by Virginia prosecutors, a panel of the state Court of Appeals has affirmed the DUI manslaughter conviction of a mother who caused a 2014 accident that killed her six-year-old son. The court said exigent circumstances allowed ...

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Workers’ comp inn is now second largest in U.S. (access required)


A group that aims to help attorneys and professionals in workers’ compensation law develop, learn, and potentially make a difference is experiencing steady growth within the commonwealth. The Virginia Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court brings together lawyers, judges and ...

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Could social media friend link lead to legal trouble? (access required)


Social media profiles have become an ingrained part of most of our lives. At one time they were a novelty that seemed to mostly serve the purposes of remembering Aunt Betty’s birthday or sharing the latest video of cat hijinks; ...

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Best tip for savings – begin the process now (access required)


It’s never too early to start saving. Over the summer I have been talking to many people about their biggest financial concerns. The common theme has been the inability to save. Despite your situation, whether you’re living at home with ...

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