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Reversal for Inadmissible Prior Robbery Evidence (access required)

The Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s conviction for robbery, third or subsequent offense, because the trial court erred in admitting evidence of two prior Maryland convictions for robbery because those convictions were not for offenses “substantially similar” under Va. Code ...

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Debt collection law firms wary of new agency (access required)

Some debt collection lawyers soon may be coming under the scrutiny of aggressive federal regulators, and few seem to be aware of the potential new layer of oversight. That’s the word from a Virginia lawyer who is tracking the regulatory ...

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Defendant’s Absence at Discovery Hearing Not Plain Error (access required)

On plain error review, the 4th Circuit holds that a district court did not err in holding a hearing not attended by defendant on defense counsel’s motion in limine to exclude prosecution expert witnesses identified only two days before trial. ...

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