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Heard to appeal $10M judgment in Depp defamation case (access required)

(AP) Amber Heard notified a Virginia court July 21 that she will appeal the $10.35 million judgment she was ordered to pay ex-husband Johnny Depp during a high-profile defamation trial that exposed the inner workings of their troubled marriage. Heard’s lawyers filed a ...

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Judge denies move to seal papers in alleged neo-Nazi’s trial (access required)

FAIRFAX (AP) A judge in Virginia on July 22 denied efforts to keep documents sealed in the case of a man with alleged neo-Nazi sympathies who is accused of killing his girlfriend’s parents. The ruling follows motions by The Washington ...

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Petersburg city attorney appointed to Virginia Criminal Justice Services Board (access required)

Petersburg City Attorney Anthony C. Williams has been appointed to the Virginia Criminal Justice Services Board, one of six people Gov. Glenn Youngkin appointed to the board on July 12. Williams served as city attorney for Winchester prior to taking ...

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VWCC chairman selected as VP of association board (access required)

The chairman of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has been named vice president of the Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators’ Board, according to a release from the VWCC.

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Court upholds dismissal of Virginia redistricting lawsuit (access required)

(AP) A federal appeals court July 21 upheld a ruling by a lower court that dismissed a lawsuit seeking to force members of the state’s Republican-controlled House of Delegates to face an unscheduled election this year. A three-judge panel of ...

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Ex-Virginia school administrator gets 5 years for fraud (access required)

(AP) A Richmond woman was sentenced July 19 to more than five years in prison for directing a yearslong scheme to defraud state and federal officials of at least $230,000 in student financial aid funds, a prosecutor said. Court documents ...

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Ex-Gov. Doug Wilder sues VCU leaders after personnel dispute (access required)

(AP) Former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder recently sued leaders of the Richmond university where he works following a public personnel dispute in which Wilder had pushed for the firing of an employee he accused of threatening him. The controversy began ...

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No charges for Virginia officers in fatal shooting (access required)

LYNCHBURG (AP) Law enforcement officers won’t face charges in the fatal shooting of a woman who pointed a gun at them as she exited her burning home, a Virginia prosecutor announced July 18. Chelsae L. Clevenger-Kirk, 29, died after multiple ...

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Judge tosses defamation suit filed by ex-Parole Board chair (access required)

(AP) A defamation lawsuit filed by the former chair of the Virginia Parole Board against a Richmond TV station and one of its reporters has been thrown out by a judge. Tonya Chapman filed a $7 million lawsuit against WTVR-TV ...

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Johnson to retire from Indigent Defense Commission (access required)

David J. Johnson will retire from the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission on Sept. 1 after serving as the organization’s executive director for more than 15 years, according to a press release from the VIDC. Johnson, a 1983 graduate of the ...

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