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At long last an evidence code? (access required)

STAUNTON—Signals from the Supreme Court of Virginia indicate that a two-decade effort to establish official rules of evidence for Virginia courts may be nearing fruition, according to a lawyer who has advanced the cause since the mid-1980s. John M. Oakey ...

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NoVa condo buyers get out of their contracts (access required)

The developers of condominiums in the Merrifield Town Center in Northern Virginia prevailed before one federal judge in their efforts to keep deposits to buy the units after the purchasers refused to close on them. But they lost last week ...

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Business fraud is an issue in dentist’s divorce (access required)

The relationship of Marlin and Sheila Rekow began as a marriage of economic convenience but soon became romantic as well, and the couple married in December 1995. Before the start of the relationship, Sheila Rekow, who had been licensed as ...

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To manage risks of employee blogging, set a clear policy (access required)

Blogging in its current form has been around since at least the late 1990s, including millions of blogs written by millions of people in their spare time. Even personal blogs often include information about the writers’ work. Their employers, however, ...

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Obituaries (access required)

Andrew Jackson “Jack” Ellis Jr. Andrew Jackson “Jack” Ellis Jr., a retired partner of the Richmond firm of Mays & Valentine who held several positions in Hanover County, died Oct. 11 at Broomfield, his farm in Beaverdam. He was 78. ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

Janie L. Rhodes has joined the Alexandria office of MercerTrigiani, where she will focus her practice on representing common interest communities and real estate developers in transactions and developments. Rhodes was previously an associate with Reed Smith LLP. She earned ...

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Man indicted for selling bear to undercover agent (access required)

STAUNTON—A grand jury has indicted a Churchville man on a charge of selling a mounted black bear to an undercover agent. According to an indictment returned last week by an Augusta County grand jury, Jonathan T. Goble accepted a $200 ...

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UVa researchers to review effect of domestic violence on kids (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE—Three University of Virginia researchers will look at the often-overlooked victims of deadly domestic violence: the children. The researchers have received a $275,000 grant from the National Institute for Mental Health to examine resources for children who are often alone ...

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McDonnell: Count federal absentee ballots (access required)

Virginia’s attorney general told state election officials last week that they must count perhaps hundreds of federal absentee ballots despite a state law ordering some of them to be cast aside. A dispute arose last week after Fairfax County’s registrar ...

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