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GREAT FALLS–Birds are getting a bad rep in Northern Virginia. In February, Loudoun County residents called for federal reinforcements to battle a growing horde of vultures. And now, annoyed by Canada geese waddling and defecating all over his $2 million ...

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VBA Meeting Edition: The Great Pretender (access required)

And speaking of high-level political discourse… A modern campaign, it seems, isn’t complete unless it employs a few guerilla tactics, such as strategically placed hecklers at rallies. Unlike most campaign rhetoric, though, election-year shenanigans often are creative, humorous and memorable. ...

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VBA Meeting Edition: New letterhead? (access required)

Might one of Virginia’s more venerable firms–Michie, Hamlett, Lowry, Rasmussen & Tweel of Charlottesville–be changing names sometime soon? While enjoying the good life at the VBA cigar smoker, Virginia State Bar President Ed Lowry, a partner in the firm, suggested ...

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HEAD FOR THE MOUNTAINS (access required)

Here’s a case, the kind of which you don’t see very often. In fact, in the more than 10,000 cases we’ve digested at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, we’ve never seen one like this. It’s an unpublished Court of Appeals decision, Cary ...

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MAKING THE JUMP (access required)

Originally elected as a Democrat, Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney Bill Petty ran and won as an independent for 16 years. This fall, he will stand for reelection under the Republican banner. Petty held a party in late May attended by some ...

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