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Failure to object bars "cure" with hearsay (access required)

A criminal defendant was not entitled to elicit hearsay evidence from an affidavit in an attempt to repair damage done by the commonwealth’s use of a portion of that affidavit, the Virginia Court of Appeals, sitting en banc, has ruled. ...

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Negligent retention suit nixed in Norfolk (access required)

A waitress who endured alleged sexual remarks and a rape threat from a busboy cannot sue the restaurant for negligent retention, a federal judge in Norfolk has ruled. And although she had to quit her job after her alleged complaints ...

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No public records on Internet (access required)

A Virginia Circuit Court clerk may not make public records available on the Internet, according to Attorney General James S. Gilmore III. That vast smorgasbord known as the Internet will not be serving up samples of Virginia land records, judgment ...

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Evidence gone, man must exclude other possibilities (access required)

A truck passenger scalded by hot radiator fluid cannot recover for negligent installation of the truck’s radiator hose if he cannot produce the truck and cannot negate all other theories of the accident, a federal judge in Big Stone Gap ...

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Research Box: Spoliation (access required)

Bolling v. Montgomery Ward & Co. can be added to the list of state and federal spoliation-related cases that have arisen in recent years. State courts: Gentry v. Toyota Motor Corp. The Virginia Supreme Court reinstated a woman’s products liability ...

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Manage your time better by firing your clients (access required)

Want to get control of your time? Maybe you should fire a client or two. Say what? This unorthodox time-management strategy comes from Frank Sanitate, a California-based consultant who advises lawyers and other professionals on how to become masters of ...

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State social worker sues for religious harassment (access required)

A former social worker who says she was fired because she complained about her supervisor’s religious harassment has sued the commonwealth under Title VII for $10 million. The social worker, a member of the Unitarian Universalist church, alleges that her ...

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State Farm loses again on med-pay (access required)

State Farm has lost again in its efforts to limit med-pay benefits to a policyholder’s co-payment. The first decision, by Judge Margaret P. Spencer, Khabir v. State Farm Ins. (VLW 096-12-04), was one of this week’s most popular opinions. The ...

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News in Brief for August 5, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions Woodbridge lawyer Lawrence R. Morton has received a public reprimand with terms from the Fifth District – Section III of the Virginia State Bar. The subcommittee’s order in the case states that the reprimand arose from Morton’s ...

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Lacy provides guidance on economic-loss rule (access required)

HOT SPRINGS – Catcher/philosopher Yogi Berra once said that you can observe a lot just by watching. Well, you can observe a lot just by listening too, especially if the speaker is Justice Elizabeth B. Lacy of the Virginia Supreme ...

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