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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Assessing the impact of stress on the workplace (access required)

Employees looking for a new job because of workplace stress have plenty of company. Fifty-two percent of workers say they “have considered or made a decision about their career, including declining a promotion or leaving a job based on workplace ...

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Criminal – Grand Larceny – Hearsay Evidence – VIN Database Record (access required)

A trial court did not violate the hearsay rule by admitting vehicle VIN database information for the purpose of explaining a police officer’s actions when identifying and investigating a stolen car; nor did the trial court, as fact finder, convict ...

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Criminal – Marijuana Possession – Intent To Distribute – Locked Glove Box (access required)

Although police officers who stopped defendant’s car for a traffic violation observed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the car, and that he denied having the vehicle registration because the car belonged to his daughter’s mother, there nevertheless was ...

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Criminal – Abduction – Assault – Incidental Detention Doctrine (access required)

A defendant’s act of pointing a gun at the victim, who was defendant’s psychiatrist, was incidental to the assault offense, and defendant’s separate conviction of felony abduction under Va. Code § 18.2-47 is reversed by the Court of Appeals. The ...

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Virginia prison population stays steady

Virginia’s state prison population has remained relatively stable over the past two years, while state prison population in the U.S. as a whole has dropped for the first time since 1972. Over 1.6 million people were serving time in state ...

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The long arm of Ohio

A Virginia man who posted allegedly defamatory comments on Internet message boards about an Ohio-based company has to defend himself in Ohio, according to the Buckeye State’s highest court. The plaintiff company, which makes racing equipment, is based in Glenmont, ...

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