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Municipal – Water Surcharge – Non-Town Resident – Legislative Act (access required)

A town may impose a surcharge for water and sewer service extended to county residents outside the town, and the Supreme Court of Virginia reverses the circuit court’s contrary decision that struck down the 100 percent surcharge by the Town ...

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Taxation – Commercial Property – ‘Universality’ Rule – Transportation Improvements (access required)

The owners of commercially zoned real estate in Fairfax County lose their constitutional challenge to tax assessments under Va. Code §§ 58.1-3221.3 and 33.1-435, as the Supreme Court of Virginia says the property owners have failed to meet their burden ...

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William & Mary to honor late Marine Lewis Puller Jr.

(AP) — The College of William & Mary’s Law School is naming its veterans’ legal clinic after the late Marine officer and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lewis B. Puller Jr. The Williamsburg college plans to hold a Veterans Day ceremony today ...

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AG to investigate school board election

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has appointed a panel to investigate a disputed school board election in Caroline County where the apparent winner is the secretary of the local Electoral Board. Other candidates in the special election for a school board ...

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AG to investigate school board election

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has appointed a panel to investigate a disputed school board election in Caroline County where the apparent winner is the secretary of the local Electoral Board. Other candidates in the special election for a school board ...

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A leader of the comp lawyers

Richmond lawyer Andy Reinhardt was in Miami last week. But it was hardly for a vacation. Reinhardt (right) is the new president of the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group, known as WILG (pronounced will-ig). The group held its national ...

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Search & Seizure – Warrantless Entry – Wandering Child – Exigent Circumstances (access required)

The 4th Circuit says an officer who entered a home in response to a call to assist a four-year-old child who was wandering along a busy street did not violate the Fourth Amendment when he entered the house with the ...

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Environmental – Clean Water Act – Discharge Permit (access required)

A West Virginia state environmental protection agency must obtain pollutant discharge permits under the Clean Water Act to pursue its reclamation efforts at abandoned coal mining sites; the CWA has no exception to the permit requirement for state agency reclamation ...

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Criminal – Grand Larceny From Person – Struggle – Cash-Drawer Currency (access required)

There was sufficient evidence to convict defendant of robbery for grabbing cash from a convenience store cash register, after struggling with the cashier, but the Supreme Court of Virginia applies the “ends of justice” exception to reverse defendant’s conviction of ...

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Search & Seizure – Probable Cause – Public Intoxication Arrest – Cocaine (access required)

An officer had probable cause to arrest defendant for public intoxication, based on booze on his breath, his bloodshot eyes and belligerent conduct, and the search of his vehicle incident to his arrest was correct on the law at the ...

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