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Monthly Archives: June 2007

Acceptance of check moots suit

By accepting a $2,000 check from the defendant to cover medical bills, the plaintiff is not entitled to the $800,000 he later sought in a personal injury lawsuit. A Rockingham County Circuit Court jury returned a defense verdict in the ...

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Sex offender affidavit implicates Confrontation Clause

A Gloucester General District judge ruled today that use of an affidavit to establish that a sex offender did not register as required by state law violates the Confrontation Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Under Virginia Code § 18.2-472.1(D), a ...

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Abingdon’s Moonlite gets landmark designation

Join me for a drive from Bristol to Abingdon down in Southwest Virginia. We’ll avoid Interstate 81 and choose old Lee Highway instead. Past the building that a guy made into a church by putting a steeple on an old ...

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Booze for minors appeals finally end

The brief marriage of George and Elisa Robinson is all over the Virginia appellate reports, but its absence from the U.S. Supreme Court reports means that each will finally beginning serving a 27-month jail term. They were sentenced to three ...

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Skadden, Arps lawyers to advise Tech review panel

Gov. Tim Kaine and Attorney General Bob McDonnell announced yesterday that they have agreed to have an outside law firm advise the special review panel studying the Virginia Tech shootings. Spokesmen for the two officials said that the AG’s office ...

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In Memoriam: Judge David D. Brown

Retired General District Judge David D. Brown died last week at his home in Abingdon. He was 77. Judge Brown was the longtime commonwealth’s attorney in Washington County, serving from 1964 to 1978. He was named to the general district ...

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Leesburg attorney a candidate to lead Virginia State Bar

Jon D. Huddleston, a Leesburg lawyer who has long been active in the Virginia State Bar, has announced his candidacy for president-elect of the organization. Huddleston has been on Bar Council since 2001 and became a member of its executive ...

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Edmonds to receive award from NABE

Thomas A. Edmonds, executive director and chief operating officer of the Virginia State Bar, has been named the 2007 recipient of the National Association of Bar Executives Bolton Award for Outstanding Bar Leadership. The Bolton Award, the NABE’s highest accolade, ...

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Contract – Moving Contract – Property Damage – Painting (428065) (access required)

A circuit court denies plaintiffs’ motion to reconsider its earlier decision rejecting plaintiffs’ argument that the alleged destruction of a painting by defendants who took it to remediate mold permits this court to assume that the painting was painted by ...

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