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A new law that authorizes electronic notarization of documents, effective in July 2008, has some surprises for lawyers who deal with notarized documents. Some of the changes in procedure, which have begun to draw attention, take effect this July 1. ...

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How to … Pick a meeting facility (access required)

You’re in luck. Virginia has numerous meeting facilities, which include hotels, inns, country clubs, conference centers, university campuses and catering halls. There are facilities that can accommodate small groups up to several thousand people, in a variety of price ranges. ...

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DC Council members suggest border tolls for commuters (access required)

Washington, DC—Some District of Columbia lawmakers want to study the idea of installing toll booths at the city’s borders to collect money from commuters and visitors. D.C. Council member Marion Barry introduced legislation Tuesday that would create a commission to ...

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Religious items properly removed from York classroom, 4th Circuit says (access required)

York County School officials did not violate a teacher’s First Amendment rights when they removed Christian-themed postings from his classroom, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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Beach police to ask legal status of some immigrant suspects (access required)

Virginia Beach—City police will begin asking those arrested for driving under the influence and public drunkenness if they are in the country legally, the police chief announced Tuesday. Virginia Beach police always asked where a person was born, but if ...

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Navy to consider other sites for training for carrier jets (access required)

Raleigh, NC—Navy Secretary Donald Winter has decided to seriously consider alternative sites for a proposed practice jet landing field in eastern North Carolina, a congressman said Wednesday. Winter met Wednesday with Reps. Walter Jones, a Republican, and G.K. Butterfield, a ...

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The Weekly Recap (access required)

Editor’s Note: The following selected stories appeared in the VLW Daily E-Mail Alert and as featured daily news links on the VLW Web site, www.valawyersweekly.com, from April 27 to May 3. The originating source of a story is indicated after ...

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Negligence – Auto Accident – Van- Motorcycle Accident – Contributory Negligence (access required)

Witness testimony and physical evidence analyzed by an accident reconstructionist demonstrated that defendant’s van was parallel to plaintiff’s motorcycle when plaintiff pulled out into defendant’s lane to pass slow-moving traffic, and plaintiff’s contributory negligence bars him from recovering from defendant ...

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Tort – Defamation Per Quod – Credit Report (access required)

A borrower who alleges defendant mortgage company published false and defamatory statements when it represented an incorrect loan balance to third-party credit agencies, based on the lender’s alleged failure to provide a correct address to the new loan servicing company ...

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Civil Procedure – IRS Summons – Tax Investigation (access required)

Although petitioner contends IRS summonses to examine his mother’s bank accounts should be quashed because they violate his mother’s privacy, the district court dismisses his petition to quash the summonses because the IRS has demonstrated it is engaged in an ...

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