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Odor problems persist at Pilgrim’s Pride plant (access required)

TIMBERVILLE—State regulators say Pilgrim’s Pride could face civil penalties if it doesn’t correct odor problems at its processing plant near Timberville. The Department of Environmental Quality recently issued a notice of violation alleging the company isn’t in compliance with its ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On Dec. 1, a Virginia State Bar Third District Subcommittee issued a public admonition to Richmond attorney Donald F. Lynch III for violating professional rules that govern diligence and communication. This discipline was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges against ...

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Marketing: Gather ‘competitive intelligence’ (access required)

Lawyers who want to develop new business need to learn everything they can about potential new clients and practice areas. But they don’t have to turn to cloak-and-dagger corporate espionage. Lawyers can gain a competitive advantage by learning how to ...

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Domestic Relations – Attorney’s Fees – Motion To Compel (access required)

The Court of Appeals says a husband was not entitled to attorney’s fees on wife’s “frivolous” motion to compel, as her motion stated husband’s deficiencies in answering discovery, and the record, construed in the light most favorable to wife, shows ...

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Domestic Relations – Termination Of Parental Rights – Ineffective Assistance (access required)

Even assuming this is the proper forum to address a question of ineffective assistance of counsel for a parent facing termination of parental rights, we cannot do so here as a transcript of the proceedings was not made part of ...

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Criminal – Murder – Victim’s 911 Call – Present Sense Impression (access required)

At defendant’s trial for second-degree murder, the trial court did not err in admitting an audiotape of the victim’s 911 call under the present sense impression exception to the hearsay rule, and the Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction of ...

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Criminal – Drug Possession – Valid Prescription – Element Of Offense (access required)

The Court of Appeals rejects defendant’s claim that the Virginia statute articulating an exception to the statute that prohibits possession of a prescription controlled drug without a valid prescription violates defendant’s due process rights by shifting the commonwealth’s burden to ...

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