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Business Lawyers To Add 'Business Trusts' To Arsenal (access required)

Business lawyers in Virginia next year likely will have a new form of business organization to recommend to clients — the “business trust.” And lawyers also may see the act as a harbinger of new clients. The measure was specifically ...

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Law Firm Had No Duty To Have Cell – Phone Policy (access required)

A law firm had no duty to have a policy governing its employees’ use of cell phones, a Loudoun County circuit judge has ruled in a case in which an associate allegedly struck and killed a girl while using a ...

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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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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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Dad Owes Back Support Despite Pact In Decree (access required)

Even though a judge incorporated a couple’s support agreement in their divorce decree, the husband still must pay the amounts by which he reduced his payments, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled, 5-2. The case is the latest chapter ...

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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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Breath – Test Kicked Out On Grounds Of Reliability (access required)

For years, some Virginia prosecutors have beat back motions to suppress in DUI cases by simply citing the results of preliminary breath tests. They have used Stacy v. Commonwealth, 22 Va. App. 417 (1996), a case that says that while ...

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Use Of RV For Business Cans Consumer Act Claim (access required)

A couple cannot pursue a state consumer-protection claim to pay for repairs to a Winnebago used to sell NASCAR items at racetracks, a federal district judge has ruled. The husband and wife said that by eating, sleeping and traveling in ...

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One – Line Holographic Will Valid (access required)

On the day before she took a long trip, Nancy D. Williams tore off a piece of lined notebook paper and wrote one line: “I leave all my entire estate to Tyler Cameron Sherman.” She tucked it into a chest ...

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'Possession' Ruling Energizes Defense Bar (access required)

Defense attorneys throughout Virginia have jumped on a new defense to under-age drinking provided by a one-page order last month from the Virginia Court of Appeals. In the case, Dalton v. Commonwealth, a 20-year-old man in Montgomery County beat the ...

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