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#1 Virginia Lawmakers Approve Relaxing Ban on Facial Recognition Technology

Mar 16 2022 // Last year, Virginia lawmakers passed one of the most restrictive bans in the country on the use of facial recognition technology, barring local police departments and campus police from purchasing or using the technology...

#2 Jury Awards Virginia Landlord $50K Over Being Tasered in False Arrest

Aug 22 2022 // A jury has awarded $50,000 to a northern Virginia landlord who was shot three times with a stun gun when sheriff’s deputies wrongly arrested him following a tenant’s complaint. Matthew Souter, 57, of The...

#3 Judge Dismisses Youth Climate Change Lawsuit Against Virginia

Sep 19 2022 // A Virginia judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed on behalf of 13 young people who claim that the state’s permitting of fossil fuel projects is exacerbating climate change and violating their constitutional...

#4 West Virginia Requiring New Notices, Info on Workers’ Comp Claims Decisions

Jul 6 2022 // West Virginia’s insurance commissioner is reminding workers’ compensation stakeholders about statutory changes that took effect this month on claims and adjudication of claims. “As a result of these...

#5 Virginia Governor Vetoes Policing Oversight Bill

Mar 3 2022 // Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has issued his first veto, blocking a measure that would have allowed Arlington County’s governing board to hire an independent policing auditor. The Republican governor announced the...

#6 ATV Is Not a Farm Vehicle Covered Under Homeowner’s Policy, Virginia Court Rules

Apr 18 2022 // The Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is not a “farm type vehicle” covered by a homeowner’s insurance policy, reversing a lower court that ruled in favor of coverage. The...

#7 A Decade After Murder Conviction, Civil Trial Begins in Death of Virginia Lacrosse Player

Apr 26 2022 // A decade ago, University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely V was convicted of second-degree murder after a sensational criminal trial in the killing of his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Yeardley Love, a member...

#8 Virginia School Allowed to Use Disputed Admissions Policy During Appeal

Apr 4 2022 // A federal appeals court has granted a request from a northern Virginia school system to continue using a challenged admissions policy at a highly selective high school while it appeals a ruling that found the policy...

#9 Virginia Woman Bitten by Snake Endures Complex Disability, Financial, Legal Effects

Apr 20 2022 // It was the snakebite story shared around the globe. At least that’s how it felt to Rachel Myrick, who was bitten by a poisonous snake more than 41/2 years ago in the foyer of a Spotsylvania County restaurant. The...

#10 Former Virginia Deputy Attorney General Sues After Losing Job Over Jan. 6 Comments

Aug 22 2022 // A former deputy Virginia attorney general who says she was fired over social media posts in which she praised the Capitol rioters as “patriots” and falsely claimed Donald Trump won the 2020 election is suing...

#11 Virginia Research Facility Shows How to Live With, Not Against, Rising Tides

Sep 14 2022 // NORFOLK, Va. — The Elizabeth River Project’s latest work doesn’t fight the rising tide. It will roll with it. The environmental group is constructing a 6,500-foot resilience lab along Colley Avenue and...

#12 Judge Declines to Delay Ruling Against Virginia School System’s Admissions Policy

Mar 14 2022 // A federal judge has again ruled against a northern Virginia school system that he found guilty of discriminating against Asian American students when it overhauled its admissions policies at a highly selective high...

#13 Virginia Firefighter on Scene With Crew Charged with Setting Fire to Building

Aug 19 2022 // A Virginia volunteer firefighter charged with setting fire to an abandoned building was with the first crew to arrive on the scene, an investigator said Monday. Firefighters from several departments responded to a report...

#14 Virginia Lawsuit Blames Amazon Demands on Delivery Drivers for Crash

Feb 23 2022 // A North Carolina motorcyclist who lost a leg after a collision with an Amazon delivery truck has filed a lawsuit arguing that unrealistic expectations for the tech giant’s delivery drivers have led to...

#15 Retired Virginia Priest Charged With Child Sex Abuse

Dec 30 2021 // A retired priest who once oversaw the safety of children in a Catholic diocese in the Washington suburbs has been charged with sexually assaulting a child, Virginia’s attorney general announced Tuesday. A Fairfax...

#16 Element Risk Management Acquires Pennsylvania’s Ross Insurance

Mar 4 2022 // Element Risk Management has acquired Ross Insurance, a personal and commercial lines agency located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Ross Insurance was founded in 1960 by Bill Ross...

#17 Virginia Commonwealth University Reaches Settlement With Hazing Victim’s Family

Sep 20 2022 // Virginia Commonwealth University will pay nearly $1 million to the family of a young man who died after a 2021 fraternity hazing incident as part of a recent settlement agreement. The agreement with the family of Adam...

#18 Ex-Gov. Wilder Drops Lawsuit Against Virginia Commonwealth University Leaders

Aug 23 2022 // Former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder has withdrawn a lawsuit he filed against leaders of Virginia Commonwealth University following a public personnel dispute in which Wilder had pushed for the firing of an employee he accused...

#19 Virginia Environmental Groups Sue Over James River Pollution

Dec 10 2021 // Two conservation organizations have filed a federal lawsuit against Henrico County in Virginia, alleging the county allowed tens of millions of gallons of raw sewage to seep into the James River and its tributaries over...

#20 Feds Accuse Virginia Towing Firm of Illegally Selling Military Service Members’ Cars

Apr 22 2022 // Federal prosecutors have filed a lawsuit accusing a Virginia company of illegally taking and selling service members’ vehicles. The lawsuit filed Friday accuses Steve’s Towing of Virginia Beach of illegally...