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UR law professor wins Fulbright scholarship

University of Richmond law professor Joel B. Eisen will be a Fulbright Scholar at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing next spring. A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology andStanford University law school, Eisen has ...

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Governor announces storm emergency

From the governor’s office: Governor Timothy M. Kaine dec*lared a state of emergency today, directing state agencies to take all reasonable actions necessary to protect the health and safety of Virginians from the potentially damaging effects of Tropical Storm Hanna. ...

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W&M’s Reveley may stay in president’s office

An e-mail sent to the community of the College of William & Mary suggests that interim president Taylor Reveley may lose his “interim” status. The Daily Press has details here with a link to the e-mail. By Peter Vieth

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Criminal – Felon In Possession – Necessity Defense

Although defendant said his nephew threatened to return to defendant’s property with a gun, after the two had argued, defendant did not retreat or call the police, but instead retrieved several firearms of his own, and defendant’s claim of “necessity” ...

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What not to cite

In this week’s VLW, Deborah Elkins recounts the unfortunate experience of a lawyer who went to court with the wrong weapon.  The lawyer argued using a case that — unknown to him — had been overruled.  We can now authoritatively ...

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Criminal – Murder – Grand Larceny – ‘Other Crimes’ Evidence

At defendant’s trial for murder and grand larceny of a commercial dump truck, a Chesapeake Circuit Court says the prosecution can introduce evidence that defendant previously was convicted six times of grand larceny of tractor-trailers, as well as a pending ...

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Break-room comments no basis for suit

What are the boundaries for break-room chatter about the current presidential campaign? As this historic campaign heats up, employers may wonder about how or whether to monitor workplace political discussion. Hot-button issues of race and gender make for lively discussions ...

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Second homeowners’ suit is rejected

A second lawsuit challenging the authority of a Virginia homeowners’ association has been thrown out of court. The winners last week were property owner groups in both the large-scale gated community of Lake Holiday in Frederick County and the small Dogwood Valley ...

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Second homeowners’ suit is rejected

A second lawsuit challenging the authority of a Virginia homeowners’ association has been thrown out of court. The winners last week were property owner groups in both the large-scale gated community of Lake Holiday in Frederick County and the small Dogwood Valley ...

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Tort – Defamation – Political Campaign Literature

In this defamation action by a candidate for the Virginia Senate in 2003 against his opponent, the incumbent, based on statements in campaign literature, a Richmond Circuit Court sustains the demurrer to the claims of failure to pay debt and ...

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