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Refusal case may revive DUI defense (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court will have an opportunity to consider whether the administrative suspension of a driver’s license can give rise to double jeopardy. Earlier this month, the high court refused to hear an appeal in Commonwealth v. Tench, a ...

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Bad job reference was defamatory (access required)

A man can sue his former boss for defamation based on a negative job reference, a Richmond Circuit judge has ruled in a case of apparent first impression. Since employers are called frequently for references on past employees, the decision ...

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DUI double jeopardy turned down (access required)

The double-jeopardy argument in drunken-driving cases is taking its last gasp in Virginia’s state courts. The Virginia Supreme Court has dismissed the petition for appeal in the seminal case decided by the Court of Appeals. The case, well-known to criminal ...

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Candidates suggest lawyer makeover (access required)

ROANOKE–Image is everything, and the image of Virginia’s lawyers could use some polishing. So say both candidates for president-elect of the Virginia State Bar, who lamented the public’s loss of respect for the legal profession at a Roanoke Bar Association ...

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