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Failure-to-warn rule tightened in van case (access required)

A change of heart by a single justice has brought an end to a short-lived “relaxed” standard for failure-to-warn claims under Virginia products liability law. After rehearing a products liability case, Virginia Supreme Court Justice LeRoy F. Millette Jr. switched ...

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Rule lets some undocumented immigrants stay in U.S. (access required)

A new federal rule will allow certain undocumented immigrants who are applying for permanent residency to stay in the U.S. while they seek waivers to remain in the country, rather than require them to wait overseas while their applications are ...

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Dragas wins committee backing in Senate

(AP) — The University of Virginia board member whose attempt to fire the school’s president prompted a two-week campus revolt moved a step closer to reappointment to a second term Tuesday. The Senate Privileges and Elections Committee voted 12-3 to ...

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Gleason execution is tonight

(AP) — A Virginia man who strangled two inmates and promised to continue killing unless he was given the death penalty is set to be executed. Robert Gleason Jr. is scheduled to die by electrocution at 9 p.m. at Greensville ...

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Assembly elects Thorne-Begland, other incumbent judges

Largely suppressing any public disagreement, the Virginia General Assembly last Tuesday reversed last year’s rejection of an openly gay judge candidate with the election of Tracy Thorne-Begland to a full term on the Richmond General District Court bench. Thorne-Begland was ...

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Expungement OK for Marijuana Charge Amended to ‘Reckless’ (access required)

A woman may petition for expungement of a marijuana possession charge because that charge was “otherwise dismissed” under Va. Code § 19.2-392.2(A)(2) when the commonwealth amended the charge to reckless driving, and the Supreme Court of Virginia reverses the circuit ...

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