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Monthly Archives: November 2007

Traffic Offenses – DUI – 'Self- Administered' Narcotic – Medication (access required)

A defendant who received Dilaudid for pain at a hospital emergency room, and who wrecked his car when he drove home from the hospital several hours later, cannot be charged with driving under the influence under Va. Code Sect. 18.2-266 ...

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Additional surgery required of operation on tibia, fibula – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff fractured her tibia and fibula in a car accident in September 2000. Defendant orthopedic surgeon performed a closed intramedullary rodding with screws the day after the wreck. Post-operatively, plaintiff had more pain than would be expected, and had a ...

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Best of the Blog (420962) (access required)

From Tuesday’s election results… Two longtime commonwealth’s attorneys, one in Caroline County and the other in Albemarle, were defeated by opponents calling for change. In Caroline, Harvey Latney Jr. has been the top prosecutor for 30 years. But newcomer Tony ...

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Best of the Blog (420961) (access required)

Embracery? No, it doesn’t mean what you think. The word comes not from the Old French word for arm but from the Middle English word to set on fire or incite—as one might do when trying to influence a juror ...

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Best of the Blog (420960) (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia reversed six decisions of the Virginia Court of Appeals Nov. 2 on issues ranging from restitution to the use of a penile plethysmograph test in a sentencing. A penile plethysmograph attempts to gauge the degree ...

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Best of the Blog (420959) (access required)

Like to spend time at the Outer Banks? You may already know you can’t buy a mixed drink on Hatteras Island. And that isn’t going to change. In Tuesday’s elections in North Carolina, Hatteras residents went to the polls to ...

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Best of the Blog (access required)

Memo to all the members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords: Don’t die on the job. You’ll be breaking the law. That’s right. It is illegal to die within the Houses of Parliament. And that statute ...

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Presenting the 2007 ?Leaders in the Law' (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to announce the recipients of our “Leaders in the Law” awards for 2007. Fifteen members of the legal community were selected based upon their significant contributions to the practice of law in Virginia over the ...

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Judge removed from the bench (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia removed J&DR Judge James Michael Shull of the 30th District from office Nov. 2. He is only the second judge to lose his job this way since the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission was started ...

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