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Drug Courts Threatened by Budget Cuts (access required)

With no state funds earmarked for Virginia’s drug courts in the General Assembly’s recently approved budget, the program’s future viability has proponents concerned. “There is a significant likelihood of them having to shut down,” said Roanoke Circuit Judge Diane M. ...

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Case 'Filed' Even With Incorrect Fee (access required)

A personal injury suit was timely filed even though the plaintiff did not give the court clerk the full filing fee until after the statute of limitations had run, a Spotsylvania County Circuit judge has ruled. When the plaintiff filed ...

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Hearsay (access required)

How Many Lawyers Does It Take… NORFOLK—First, we had the judging scandal in the pairs figure-skating competition from the just-concluded Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. And now, we have a really big new scandal for the media — okay, ...

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Enormous Trust Modified To Benefit Heirs (access required)

In the mid 1980s, Norfolk attorney Robert C. Nusbaum routinely worked on real-estate matters with a local agent. After collecting her commission at a closing, the woman, who was then in her mid-60s, casually asked Nusbaum to take a look ...

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