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Monthly Archives: August 2007

Murder, rape convictions questioned

The New York Times Magazine to be published Sunday has an extended article questioning the validity of the convictions of four sailors who confessed to the rape and murder of a woman in Norfolk in 1997. The story by free-lance ...

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Williamsburg’s College Delly won’t be a Starbucks

Here’s one for the alums of Their Majesties’ Royall Colledge of William and Mary in Virginia: The Delly has been saved. The College Delly, that is. Back story: Last September, a plan filed with the Williamsburg Architectural Review Board provided ...

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Let’s go to the Supreme Court, AG says

The Virginia attorney general’s office has offered to help put Anthony O. Price on a fast track to the Supreme Court of Virginia in his attack on the constitutionality of the state’s civil remedial fees. Esther Windmueller, who is representing ...

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Locals fare well on ‘Best Firms for Women’ list

Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, a consulting outfit, have published for the first time a list of “The Best Law Firms for Women.” Fifty firms nationally were named, based on an application that covered issues important “to the ...

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Suit to block civil fees filed in Roanoke

Attorneys for an 81-year-old woman filed suit today in Roanoke County Circuit Court to block enforcement of Virginia’s civil remedial fees. The attorneys—John P. Fishwick Jr. and John E. Lichtenstein of Roanoke and Charles Van Hoback of Salem—contend that Virginia ...

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On the off-ramp to adultery

So you got one of those EZ-Pass things that you stick on your windshield, allowing you to zip through a toll plaza and avoid a long line. Better stay on the marital straight and narrow. The Associated Press has a ...

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Real Estate – Subdivision Declarations – Fence Approval (access required)

The board of a homeowners’ association that has the power, under the community’s recorded declaration, to grant variances from the community’s design guidelines, acted in accordance with that power when it approved a variance to allow a homeowner to construct ...

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Medical Malpractice – Discovery – Witness Designation (access required)

Impatient with game-playing on both sides of a med-mal case, a Norfolk Circuit judge grants a motion to strike the testimony of two physicians – plaintiff’s treating physician and another expert – who were belatedly designated as witnesses under the ...

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Criminal – Drug Shipments – Controlled Delivery (access required)

A defendant cannot overturn his cocaine conviction by challenging the controlled delivery of drugs in packages shipped from Trinidad and Tobago to an address where defendant received and signed for them. After the package in question was transported to the ...

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