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Lisk joins Cozen O’Conner Public Strategies (access required)

Richmond attorney Thomas A. Lisk is moving from Eckert Seamans to Cozen O’Conner Public Strategies. With broad experience in administrative law, including practice before the State Corporation Commission and the Virginia ABC Authority, Lisk has represented business interests and trade associations ...

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NC will let out-of-state attorneys aid Florence victims

The North Carolina Supreme Court has approved a temporary amendment to the rules of the North Carolina State Bar to let attorneys from other states register to provide pro bono assistance to residents of the state who were affected by ...

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4 arrested in connection with Charlottesville rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Four members of a militant white supremacist group from California have been arrested on charges they traveled to Virginia last year to incite a riot and attack counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally that turned deadly, federal authorities ...

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Prosecutor’s husband accuses activist of harassment

PORTSMOUTH (AP) The husband of a Virginia prosecutor has secured a criminal charge against an activist who wants his wife recalled. Luis Morales went to a Portsmouth magistrate Sept. 28, a day after Barry Randall obtained an emergency protective order ...

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Clubs settle with strippers in wage dispute

(AP) Strippers in Virginia’s capital have settled a class-action wage dispute against five local adult clubs. Both sides told a federal judge that an agreement was ready to be filed if the judge would allow the settlement to be sealed, ...

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Virginia now offering REAL ID-compliant licenses

(AP) The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has started offering residents the option to upgrade their driver’s licenses to meet federal requirements that will affect plane travelers. Virginia licenses aren’t currently compliant with the federal REAL ID program, which was ...

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Northam forms advisory commission on opioids

(AP) Gov. Ralph Northam has asked a group of experts to advise him on how to fight the state’s opioid epidemic. Northam signed an executive order Sept. 28 establishing an advisory commission on opioids and addiction. The governor, who is ...

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Judge weighs bond for student after gun charge dropped

CHRISTIANSBURG (AP) A judge in Virginia is considering whether to grant bond for a former Virginia Tech student after a felony gun charge against him was dismissed. TV station WSLS reported that a judge in an Arlington immigration court took a motion ...

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Guardsman who took armored vehicle competent to stand trial

(AP) An Army National Guard officer accused of stealing an armored personnel carrier from a Virginia base and leading police on a more than 60-mile chase has been deemed competent to stand trial. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 30-year-old Joshua Phillip Yabut appeared ...

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Judge upholds Portsmouth councilman’s conviction

PORTSMOUTH (AP) A Portsmouth city councilman found guilty by a jury of three counts of felony forgery for falsifying a contractor’s signature on financial documents has had his conviction upheld. News outlets report an effort to save Portsmouth Councilman Mark ...

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