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Speaking in Code: Code Commission seeks comments

Lawyers may remember early-career advice to always start with the statutes. They can put that reflex to check the Virginia Code to good use by checking in with the Virginia Code Commission. The commission, which is responsible for publishing and ...

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Circuit court considering protections in ‘debt buyer’ cases

Special procedures to ensure integrity in collections actions brought by so-called “debt buyers” could be extended to Fairfax County Circuit Court. A hearing is scheduled May 29 for comments on whether or not the circuit court should adopt guidelines concerning ...

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VBA will host first gubernatorial debate

Plans are taking shape for the traditional first debate between candidates for Virginia’s governorship at the Virginia Bar Association Summer Meeting at The Homestead. The debate is set for Saturday, July 20, at 11 a.m. Both Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli ...

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Defendant runs from courthouse, jumps in river

A cocaine-possession defendant was so distraught over his court hearing Tuesday he apparently ran from the Danville courthouse and jumped into the Dan River. As the Danville Register & Bee reports, Anthony Falden was rescued from the chilly water and ...

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No UM/UIM ‘Stacking’ for Policy Omission (access required)

Although an auto liability policy failed to specify any specific amount of uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage provided, that omission did not mean the policy terms prohibiting “stacking,” or combining coverage for multiple insured vehicles, were ambiguous under Virginia law and would ...

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