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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Criminal – Sex Offender Registry – Removal Of Information (access required)

Although “John Doe” successfully petitioned a circuit court under Va. Code Sect. 9.1-900 to be relieved of the requirement to re-register as a sex offender, he does not have a vested right to have his registry information permanently removed from ...

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Domestic Relations – Discovery – E- Mail Password (access required)

In this divorce litigation in which wife removed three computers from the family home and had computer experts “image” or make exact copies of each computer’s hard drive, the circuit court will allow wife to discover, over husband’s Fifth Amendment ...

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Employment – Contract – Tortious Interference – Medical Corporations (access required)

A physician suing defendant corporation, a surgical specialty group, for termination of her employment contract can sue the parent corporation, a health system, and a sibling corporation, a children’s hospital, for breach of contract and tortious interference with contract. Plaintiff ...

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Kendrick rejects challenge to regional transportation bodies (access required)

ARLINGTON—An Arlington County judge has affirmed the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority’s power to raise money for road projects in the traffic-choked region. The ruling by Circuit Court Judge Benjamin N.A. Kendrick upheld the constitutionality of a state transportation package approved ...

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Judge Gregory to address Legal Aid Society of EV (access required)

Judge Roger L. Gregory of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will be the special guest speaker when the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia celebrates “40 Years of Civil Legal Advocacy” on Oct. 12 at the Norfolk Airport ...

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UR to host first family law symposium this month (access required)

The National Center for Family Law at the University of Richmond will hold its first national family law symposium Sept. 16-18 at the UR law school. It is designed for family law practitioners, judges, mental health professionals and other interested ...

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Mental health commission sets standard for commitment (access required)

The Commission on Mental Health Reform appointed by Virginia Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. appeared to reach a consensus last month on a new standard for the involuntary inpatient commitment of a person who is mentally ill. The current ...

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Shinn appointed dean at Appalachian law school (access required)

GRUNDY—Clinton W. “Wes” Shinn has been appointed dean and chief operating officer of the Appalachian School of Law. Shinn had been interim dean since December while the law school’s board of trustees conducted a search for a permanent dean. Shinn ...

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GOP Assembly leaders to target illegal immigration (access required)

Republican legislative leaders said last week that they will work for approval of five measures targeting illegal immigration when the General Assembly convenes in January. The move comes as several localities—primarily in Northern Virginia—are launching their own initiatives to deal ...

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