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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Arlington judge rules ‘fees’ unconstitutional

Arlington General District Judge Dorothy Clarke ruled Tuesday that the state’s new fees for “abusive drivers” are unconstitutional. Clarke bought the defendant’s equal protection argument. The scheme applies only to state residents. The Washington Post has the story.

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Roanoke judge won’t stop collection of driver fees

A Roanoke County circuit judge has rebuffed a request to stop statewide collection of “civil remedial fees” from “abusive drivers.” The Roanoke Times reports that Judge Jim Swanson denied an injunction to a team of lawyers representing several drivers who ...

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Roanoke judge won’t stop collection of driver fees

A Roanoke County circuit judge has rebuffed a request to stop statewide collection of “civil remedial fees” from “abusive drivers.” The Roanoke Times reports that Judge Jim Swanson denied an injunction to a team of lawyers representing several drivers who ...

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Chesterfield judge upholds ‘fees’

Yet another general district judge has upheld Virginia’s new scheme of “civil remedial fees” for “abusive drivers.” This time, the venue is Chesterfield County. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Chesterfield General District Judge Philip V. Daffron has ruled that the ...

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The latest on Michael Vick

Before suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick pleaded guilty in Richmond federal court to a dogfighting charge a few weeks ago, it seemed like the news in central Virginia was all Vick, all the time. Since then his name mostly ...

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Gould to be executive director of VSB

Karen A. Gould, the immediate past president of the Virginia State Bar, will succeed Thomas A. Edmonds as executive director of the agency. The appointment is not yet official because the VSB Council must act on it at its October ...

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Criminal – Vehicle Solicitation – First Amendment (access required)

A Herndon Town Ordinance, Division 5, Section 42-135, that prohibits vehicular solicitation of persons seeking employment is struck down, because the town’s proffer of a temporary assembly site is an inadequate alternative channel of communications for the restricted speech, and ...

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Real Estate – Commercial Lease – Jury Trial Waiver (access required)

A written jury waiver in a commercial lease executed by the parties is enforceable, and plaintiff landlord’s motion to strike defendant tenant’s jury demand is granted. The lease states the “landlord and tenant waive their right to trial by jury ...

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Real Estate – Covenants – Fence Application (access required)

A homeowners’ association that failed to follow its own declarations and guidelines to disapprove an owner’s application for a fence within 45 days is precluded from requesting removal of the fence, because the fence is deemed approved in accordance with ...

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