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Contract – Parol Evidence – Corporation Liability

A Roanoke County Circuit Court will hear parol evidence to decide whether a contract bound a couple and its insurance agency to pay a promissory note to another couple and their business. Lemon v. Hufford (Roanoke County Cir.Ct.) (VLW 009-8-036) ...

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Sex offender treatment center raises questions

High staff turnover and questions about the mission are issues for the new Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation. The maximum-security facility, located in rural Nottoway County, holds those deemed by courts to be “sexually violent predators” indefinitely for treatment after ...

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Gym teacher sued over weight-training accident

The family of a Roanoke County student whose little finger was crushed in a weight-training accident has filed a $1 million suit against the physical education teacher who was supervising the training. The incident occurred May 29 at Glenvar High ...

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Judge allows withdrawal of guilty plea

A man accused of molesting his stepson 20 years ago has been allowed to withdraw his guilty plea to four counts of forcible sodomy. The Daily News Record reports that Circuit Judge T.J. Wilson reconsidered Friday his ruling the previous ...

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College students could avoid jury duty

The General Assembly is considering a bill that would excuse college students from jury duty while school is in session. The Daily Progress has an account of House Bill 2045.

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No more shaky easels (access required)

Lawyers who practice in the Richmond federal courts are getting comfortable with the advanced courtroom technology now available in the new federal courthouse. The document cameras and video screens already are familiar tools to practitioners in many other federal courts ...

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Alston is elected to court of appeals (access required)

The General Assembly elected Prince William County Circuit Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr. to the Virginia Court of Appeals last week. The legislature also elected three pro tempore appointments by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine: Justice LeRoy F. Millette Jr. to ...

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Experts’ testimony barred in Norfolk brain-injury case (access required)

While traumatic brain injury cases have been responsible for some of Virginia’s largest verdicts in recent years, a just-ended TBI case in Norfolk federal court brought several defense victories, including limits on testimony from familiar expert witnesses for plaintiffs. The ...

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32 seek federal seats (access required)

A current and a former member of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Trial court judges. Appellate specialists. Litigators of all descriptions. Law professors. Former U.S. Supreme Court clerks. Thirty-two in all say they’re interested in a position on the 4th ...

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