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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Victim Medical Record Summaries Admissible (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s jury trial convictions for felony malicious and aggravated malicious wounding of two victims: defendant did not properly preserve his objections to victim medical record summaries, their content was admissible under the business records exception ...

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75-Minute Detention Reasonable, Court Says (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s bench trial convictions for armed robbery and breaking and entering a restaurant while wearing a mask; reasonable suspicion supported defendant’s 75-minute detention allowing the arresting officers to gather sufficient evidence for probable cause to ...

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No Virginia Jurisdiction Over Japanese Company (access required)

A woman who alleges she was injured while operating a saddle stitching machine that a Roanoke company obtained from a Japanese manufacturer through its North American distributor cannot sue the Japanese company in Roanoke City Circuit Court; the manufacturer had ...

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Verizon honored for in-house pro bono

WASHINGTON D.C. – The legal department of Verizon Communications Inc. was honored Sept. 22 with a Community Service Award, presented by the Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association at its 7th annual awards program at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. ...

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Judge’s opinion rendered as email message

In yet another sign of the post-paper era, a judge has digitally delivered not a “letter opinion,” but an “email opinion” to communicate a ruling to the parties. Judges often send their letter opinions as email attachments, and many arrive ...

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