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Trigon conversion will affect VSB (access required)

by Baker McClanahan, News Editor Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield is close to converting from a mutual company to a stock corporation. Its policyholders voted overwhelmingly for the conversion Sept. 6, and the State Corporation Commission began hearings last week ...

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Court can presume BAC st time of driving offense (access required)

An underage driver whose blood test showed .02 percent alcohol one hour after his arrest can be convicted under the DUI statute that targets teenagers, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of first impression. Based on ...

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Burden of shoeing "legal" consumption is on driver (access required)

Traffic lawyers make their living by picking apart Virginia’s traffic statutes to uncover DUI defenses based on “technicalities.” Last week, the Virginia Court of Appeals picked off one of the defense bar’s newest arguments. A statute passed as part of ...

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DiMuro makes second VSB bid (access required)

Alexandria attorney Bernard J. DiMuro will run for president-elect of the Virginia State Bar a second time. DiMuro filed a petition for the 1997 race with the VSB last week. This past March, he lodged a petition on the last ...

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Federal lead regs kick in (access required)

New federal regulations on lead paint went into effect for many properties across Virginia and the rest of the country on Sept. 6. The new regs will influence numerous real property transactions, including home sales and residential leases. The regs ...

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Athletes file "emotional abuse" suit (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH – Outraged by what they say was emotional abuse of their daughters, three mothers have sued a gymnastics school and its coaches for assault and battery and the intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress. In a suit ...

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VSB to vote on ethics format, closings opinion (access required)

When the Virginia State Bar Council meets next month in Roanoke, it will vote on a change to the ethics rules that could affect every lawyer in the state. The issue: Whether to keep the current Code of Professional Responsibility ...

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Debtor gets exemption despite intentional tort (access required)

A nurse who bought a car after receiving a big pay advance, then ran to Bankruptcy Court when her employer tried to recoup the advance, nevertheless may keep the car, a bankruptcy judge in Alexandria has ruled. The reason? Her ...

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Bankruptcy filings hit new record again (access required)

Bankruptcy filings are higher in Virginia than ever before, and filings continued to climb during the first six months of 1996, posting a 25 percent increase over the same period last year. The increase is happening even as the nation’s ...

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News Analysis: Hearing loss comp barred (access required)

How dead is workers’ comp recovery for cumulative trauma? Really dead, according to an opinion released last week by the Virginia Court of Appeals. The demise now extends from “repetitive motion” claims, such as the commonplace carpal tunnel syndrome, to ...

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