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Timothy J. Heaphy will resign this year as the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia, he announced in a news release Nov. 24. Heaphy, 49, reportedly plans to become chair of a white collar defense practice at Hunton and Williams, working from the firm’s Washington and Richmond offices. The current first assistant U.S. […]

Fairfax County Circuit Judge R. Terrence Ney died Nov. 24 after a prolonged illness, according to Chief Judge Dennis J. Smith of the Fairfax court. A former president of the Virginia Bar Association, Judge Ney served over the years as a leader in numerous bar organizations on the state and national level. For the past […]

The College of William & Mary is getting a marketing makeover. The College of Knowledge has adopted a new logo to use in its publications, brochures and general materials, and it’s a keeper. Take a look at the artwork, at right. The new logo is an elegant, very Williamsburg-y cypher – the W and the […]

A lawsuit filed on behalf of four inmates alleging cruel and unusual punishment at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women has been certified as a class-action lawsuit. Judge Norman K. Moon ruled Thursday that the lawsuit filed by the Legal Aid Justice Center against the Department of Corrections and medical staff at FCCW applies to […]

More than a year after dismissing the last major challenge to the city’s controversial waterfront plan, the Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a new appeal from three Alexandria residents better known as “The Iron Ladies.” Last year, the high court ruled that April Burke, Elizabeth Gibney and Marie Kux’s appeal of […]

Six former employees of Lyon Shipyard allege in a lawsuit a hostile and racist work environment with frequent use of racial slurs and references to slavery and neo-Nazi and KKK activities. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages and lost wages. The plaintiffs, Kermit Golden of Hampton, Marcus […]

Late in a day of unrest Thursday on Grounds, University of Virginia officials announced the appointment of former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Mark Filip to lead a review of the school’s policy and procedures for dealing with sexual assaults. A statement from Rector George Keith Martin released just after 8 p.m. broke a nearly daylong […]

Lawyers who defend DUI charges often post information on field sobriety tests as a marketing hook for potential clients searching online for legal advice. One of the most popular tests discussed is the horizontal gaze, or “nystagmus” test This test tracks involuntary eye movement by asking a driver to follow a pen or similar object, moving only the eyes and […]

House and Senate leaders have scheduled a new round of interviews for Virginia’s appellate courts on Dec. 12. It is not yet known who will be on the interview schedules. The Senate Courts of Justice Committee scheduled a 9 a.m. meeting that day. The House courts committee judicial panel then announced a 1 p.m. joint […]

Address Change Within 30 days of changing your address, you must notify DMV and provide the street address of your principal Virginia residence. A post office box or business address is not acceptable and your principal address must be in Virginia. However, if you do not want your residence address to appear on your driver’s […]

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