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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Smolla on podcast to promote “white paper”

West has embarked on publication of independent “white papers” on topics of legal interest, and one of the first is a piece by Virginia legal scholar Rod Smolla (W&L Law Dean, former UR Law Dean) on Viacom v. Google. The ...

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Homestead instead

Lawyers may be known by the conventions they attend, and conventioneering lawyers know well the Appalachian highland resorts known as the Greenbrier and the Homestead. Today, the Roanoke Times reports, labor troubles or the threat thereof have been cutting business ...

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Chapter 5: Important Opinions and Services

By now, you are probably becoming more accustomed to Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s new Web site and have made use of its primary content, including news stories, opinion digests and Verdicts & Settlements as well as access to full-text opinions. There ...

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Workers’ Comp – Causation – Knee Injury (access required)

A claimant who had a history of surgeries on her left knee cannot prove there was a causal relationship between her March 7, 2006 compensable injury to her left knee and her claims for medical treatment (a total left knee ...

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‘High crime’ label new Fourth Amendment flashpoint?

Is the “high crime area” label the new “racial profiling” in Fourth Amendment jurisprudence in Virginia? In the late ’90s, the rubric of “racial profiling” came under suspicion as a poorly disguised excuse for discrimination against minorities. At a 1999 ...

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Search & Seizure – Probable Cause – Approach To Target Car (access required)

Detectives did not have probable cause to arrest defendant on charges arising from a possible drug buy where they were conducting surveillance and saw defendant emerge from one car and enter another one. The detectives knew nothing about defendant when ...

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Domestic Relations – Termination Of Parental Rights – Incarcerated Dad (access required)

A father whose three children initially were removed from the home due to the mother’s cocaine abuse, and who had limited contact with the children due to his incarceration, has his residual parental rights terminated in a decision upheld by ...

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Contempt – Business Sale – Name Use – Injunctive Relief (access required)

A Virginia Beach business man who was ordered into jail for contempt of an injunction against using a name similar to the one he lost a license to use, has his appeal transferred from the Court of Appeals to the ...

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