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Last gasp for breath test machine? (access required)

The Intoxilyzer 5000, the widely used but aging breath alcohol sensing machine being phased out by Virginia authorities, is still drawing fire from DUI defense lawyers, including the attorney for a congressman fighting a drunken driving charge in Alexandria. Despite ...

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FOIA covers judicial salaries, council says (access required)

The administrative office of the Virginia court system is subject to the state’s Freedom of Information Act, according to a recent opinion from an open government advisory panel. The opinion from the Freedom of Information Advisory Council indicated that the ...

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Santoro rejects Vick bankruptcy plan

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank Santoro today turned thumbs down on Michael Vick’s initial plan for paying back debtors with a revived career in pro football. The Virginian-Pilot reports Santoro rejected the plan because there was no guarantee Vick’s football career ...

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Look before you Tweet (access required)

Lawyers are being cautioned to watch how they use the new social media on the Internet, especially for marketing purposes. Wendy Inge of legal malpractice insurer Minnesota Lawyers Mutual said that the slump in the economy has led to the ...

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