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Criminal – Sexually Dangerous Person – Civil Commitment – BOP Custody – Army Court-Martial (access required)

A defendant who was convicted and sentenced by U.S. Army court-martial but housed in a civilian prison as a “contractual boarder” is not eligible for civil commitment under 18 U.S.C. § 4248(a) as a “sexually dangerous person” because he was ...

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Domestic Relations – Child Support Debt – Criminal Fine – Venue (access required)

A dad who had a long-term consulting contract in Virginia but said he maintained residence in New York, where he continued to pay a mortgage and visited his child who was ill despite his divorce litigation with her mom who ...

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ALPS says claims in Virginia are up

An official from ALPS, the Virginia State Bar’s endorsed malpractice carrier, told the VSB Council yesterday that malpractice claims are up in Virginia. The company’s loss ratios, the amount of money the company received in premiums versus the amount paid ...

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ALPS: Malpractice claims up in Virginia (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH–Officials at ALPS, the Virginia State Bar’s endorsed legal malpractice carrier, first saw a few years of increased claims as a troublesome aberration. Now, they think there is a trend. Chris Newbold, ALPS’ executive vice president, told the VSB ...

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VWAA program showcases Turning Point Memorial (access required)

Our daughters’ daughters will adore us, and they’ll sing in grateful chorus, Well done, well done, sister suffragette! “Sister Suffragette,” from the popular Mary Poppins movie in 1964, sang the praises of British suffragettes in the early 1900s. Nearly 100 ...

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Blank: I plan to speak out on judicial freeze (access required)

Irving M. Blank, the incoming president of the Virginia State Bar, acknowledges that the freeze on filling judicial vacancies may well be beyond the purview of the agency. “But I certainly intend to speak out about it,” he said. “Before ...

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Shanks to become VSB president-elect (access required)

George W. Shanks, a Luray attorney and a member of the executive committee of the Virginia State Bar, will become president-elect of the VSB this weekend. Shanks, 65, joined the six-lawyer firm of Miller, Earle & Shanks PLLC in 2006 ...

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Negligence – Sovereign Immunity Radiologic Technician (access required)

Although a hospital radiology employee testified during deposition that she was not the “supervisor” for a trainee when they worked together to perform an x-ray on plaintiff patient, a Charlottesville Circuit Court says nothing in the deposition changes the court’s ...

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Criminal – Appeals – Suppression Hearing Transcript – Rule 5A:8 (access required)

Although defendant contends his failure to file a transcript of his suppression hearing should lead only to dismissal of his appeal, the Court of Appeals says defendant’s failure to present an adequate record for review constitutes a waiver of his ...

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