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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Criminal – Sexually Violent Predator – Civil Commitment – Mental Health Expert (access required)

A respondent subject to civil commitment as a sexually violent predator could change his decision to cooperate with a mental health assessment, a choice he made earlier without benefit of counsel, so that he could present expert evidence at the ...

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Civil Procedure – Dead Man’s Statute – Delivery Nurse Testimony – Shoulder Dystocia (access required)

A delivery room nurse could testify for plaintiff at a med-mal trial in which plaintiff sued the now-deceased physician who had supervised delivery of an infant who suffered from shoulder dystocia leading to Erb’s palsy; the Supreme Court of Virginia ...

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Criminal – Brady Claim – Exculpatory Evidence – Paid CI – Drug Buys (access required)

A defendant charged with drug distribution could have used information about a confidential informant’s lies about drug buys to undermine the investigation that led to defendant’s prosecution, and the Supreme Court of Virginia says defendant is entitled to a new ...

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Criminal – Animal Cruelty – Neglect – Equine Medical Treatment (access required)

The owner of a farm for homeless horses who failed to get emergency veterinary treatment for a horse that was emaciated and dehydrated, and that had been down for two days, can be misdemeanor animal cruelty conviction, the Supreme Court ...

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Habeeb to run for Griffith’s seat

Republicans have wasted little time throwing hats into rings after GOP state legislators were elected to Congress last week. Roanoke lawyer Greg Habeeb announces today he will run for the House of Delegates seat to be vacated by Rep.-elect Morgan ...

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