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Sentence Reduced For Caregiver Defendant (access required)

A criminal defendant who was the sole caretaker of her brain-injured husband was entitled to a shorter sentence because of her “exceptional family circumstances,” an Alexandria federal district judge has ruled. In sentencing the woman, who was convicted of federal ...

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Woman who hit officer with door 'used' car (access required)

An uninsured driver who allegedly slammed her car door into a ticket-writing meter maid was “using” her car as a vehicle under Virginia’s uninsured motorist statute, an Alexandria Circuit judge has ruled. Although the driver may have intended to injure ...

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Lack Of Disclosure Prompts Sanction (access required)

A woman who sued a pharmacy for giving her the wrong drug must forfeit 25 percent of any recovery in her favor because she gave false answers to discovery, a Richmond Circuit Court judge has ruled. In response to interrogatories ...

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No Fraud Claim For Lawyer In Mediation (access required)

A Lynchburg communications company cannot sue a Roanoke law firm and one of its lawyers on a “conclusory allegation” that the firm misrepresented information about a sublease during a court-ordered mediation, a Roanoke City Circuit judge has ruled. The Lynchburg ...

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