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Court session shortened as Roush term nears end

The Supreme Court of Virginia will hear cases on just three days in its September session rather than four. The change was announced Friday without explanation, but the shortened session appears designed to avoid uncertainty about the status of new ...

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Talkin’ ‘bout a constitution

Citizens have a chance to learn a little more about the foundation of our nation in coming months with a series of education sessions on the U.S. Constitution in Hampton Roads. “Constitutional Conversations” is a non-partisan, community-based education project designed ...

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Judge approves $3.86M fee award in corporate merger case (access required)


Lawyers who won $9.4 million for an aircraft manufacturer burned in a merger deal also scored what may be a record fee award in Virginia courts. In her last court hearing as a Fairfax County circuit judge, now-Supreme Court Justice ...

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Bar exam barrier drops for N.C., W.V.

Virginia bar authorities have extended the list of states where lawyers can apply for admission to practice in this state without sitting for the bar exam. Both North Carolina and West Virginia attorneys now can be admitted on motion in ...

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Long time, no sue

They must be cleaning out the back of the file cabinets at the Virginia attorney general’s office. The state recently brought suit against two hapless drivers in Suffolk General District Court for guardrail damage from accidents that took place a ...

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State’s breath alcohol records are now online (access required)

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Lawyers defending drunken driving cases have a new tool that should save time and effort in checking on blood-alcohol reports from the state lab. The state Department of Forensic Science is making additional breath alcohol records available online. The department ...

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