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Monthly Archives: April 2009

Appearing at W&L, Goodell says Vick must show remorse (access required)

LEXINGTON—NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Michael Vick has paid a significant price for doing an “egregious thing’’ and will have to show genuine remorse and a new attitude to get a chance at resuming his career in the league. Goodell ...

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Appeals court: Cop assault law doesn’t apply to ABC agent (access required)

The Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled that the law against assaulting a police officer provides no protection to Alcoholic Beverage Control agents. A three-judge panel of the appeals court reversed the felony conviction of Nyal Lee Cline III last ...

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‘Solo and Small Firm Institute’ to be held May 7-8 in C’ville (access required)

Virginia CLE will be hosting its Fourth Annual Solo and Small Firm Institute in Charlottesville May 7-8. The event is co-sponsored by the Virginia State Bar General Practice Section. The program, which provides up to 11 CLE credits (including three ...

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Poverty Law Center hosts photographic exhibit (access required)

The Virginia Poverty Law Center will celebrate more than 30 years of advocacy on behalf of the state’s low-income residents at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on May 28. The event will mark the return of the photographic exhibit, ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On April 14, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the law license of Kristina Marie Cardwell of Virginia Beach. She pleaded guilty on Dec. 4, 2008, to wire fraud in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. ...

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Criminal – Murder – Malicious Wounding – Firearm Charges (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and related firearms charges, despite his claims that 1) the testimony of his grandfather, about defendant shooting the grandfather and his friend and then shooting himself, was inherently ...

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Search & Seizure – Residence Search – Footlocker In Bedroom (access required)

Police did not violate defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights when they searched a footlocker to which defendant had the key after defendant gave consent for search of his mother’s house, and the Court of Appeals upholds defendant’s conviction for possession of ...

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Domestic Relations – Attorney’s Fees – Husband’s Dental Practice (access required)

In light of evidence of wife’s mismanagement and fraud with respect to husband’s dental practice, and husband’s desertion, the Court of Appeals says the trial court did not err in denying wife attorney’s fees even though it also awarded her ...

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Domestic Relations – Spousal Support – Defined Duration (access required)

The Court of Appeals summarily affirms a trial court’s award of six years of spousal support for wife, despite her claim that she had a limited employment history because she had stayed home to care for and home-school the parties’ ...

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Domestic Relations – Promissory Note – Default (access required)

Although wife claims husband is in default on a $32,450 promissory note given by husband to wife’s mother and then assigned to wife, the Court of Appeals says the trial court did not err in holding that wife did not ...

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