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State ranks 2nd in business favorability

Read it and weep if you’re a plaintiff’s trial attorney—or take credit if you’re a Republican attorney general. Directorship magazine has ranked Virginia as having the second-best liability climate in the country for business. Nebraska ranked first. The magazine says ...

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Buddy Allen gives $2.6M to Randy Mac

Richmond lawyer Everette G. “Buddy” Allen and his wife Ann have given gifts totaling $2.6 million to Randolph-Macon College. Allen attended the Ashland school on several scholarships, earning his degree, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1962. He played on the college ...

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In Memoriam: Harold H. Purcell

Retired Louisa County Circuit Judge Harold H. Purcell died July 14 at the age of 87. Judge Purcell served in both the House of Delegates and the Senate before he went on the bench in 1966. In 1958, he patroned ...

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Challenge to fees filed in Henrico County

An early test of the constitutionality of Virginia’s civil remedial fees for abusive drivers could come as early as July 24 in Henrico General District Court. Attorneys Craig Cooley and Esther Windmueller have filed a writ of prohibition seeking to ...

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