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Assembly would do judicial evaluations (access required)

The proposal that would transfer administration of the judicial performance evaluation program from the Supreme Court of Virginia to the General Assembly barely cleared the House on a 49-48 vote last week. The vote on House Bill 2526 came on ...

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Plaintiff’s own UIM carrier must cover coverage ‘gap’ (access required)

A driver who injured a pedestrian had a minimum-limits insurance policy with $25,000 in coverage. He was covered by his dad’s umbrella policy, but it could not be tapped unless there was a claim worth more than $250,000. The pedestrian ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

New Associations The Arlington law firm of Bean, Kinney & Korman has hired two new attorneys: Timothy R. Hughes as of counsel and Michael Abejuela as an associate. Andrew B. Pittman has joined the Virginia Beach office of Troutman Sanders ...

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UR law school team wins trial advocacy competition (access required)

The University of Richmond team has won the fifth annual American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment law student trial advocacy competition. Members of the UR team were Hank Gates, Scott Jones, Jeannine Panzera, Joseph Tilson and Kristen Wright. ...

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Bus riders have a new tool for ride planning (access required)

Public transit systems across Virginia are using a new Internet tool to make it easier for bus riders to plan their trips. The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation initiated the use of Google Transit, which Charlottesville Transit Service ...

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Prince William business owners: Rescind residency check (access required)

WOODBRIDGE—Small-business owners in Prince William County want lawmakers to rescind a policy that requires them to prove they are legal residents of the country. The county recently asked about 4,000 business owners to provide proof of legal residency by March ...

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House resolution: Put right to work in state Constitution (access required)

Republicans in the House of Delegates took an important step last week toward welding the state’s right-to-work provisions into the state Constitution. The House voted 56-43 to advance Del. Chris Saxman’s resolution to the Senate, the first in a 21-month ...

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Car title lenders crack-down dead in ‘09 (access required)

Efforts to crack down on car title lenders are dead for the year. Last week, a Senate committee killed the only remaining bill to cap the annual interest rate that car title lenders can charge at 36 percent. A similar ...

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Felons’ rights bill clears first hurdle (access required)

The power to restore felons’ rights would fall to the General Assembly under a constitutional amendment that cleared the Senate last week. Virginia is one of only two states that permanently strip felons of their civil rights, such as voting, ...

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House seeks to expand death penalty again (access required)

The House has voted to expand the death penalty once again in the state with the nation’s second busiest death chamber. The House voted 73-25 Tuesday to expand Virginia’s “triggerman rule,” which reserves capital punishment for the person who actually ...

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