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News in Brief for May 6, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Action Portsmouth lawyer George E. Talbot Jr. has received a public reprimand with terms from the First District Committee of the Virginia State Bar. The order entered by the committee stated that Talbot notarized signatures on a will ...

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State can't indict twice (access required)

The Fairfax commonwealth’s attorney cannot pursue a direct indictment of a defendant who successfully used the DUI double-jeopardy defense last summer, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. A new indictment for the same incident is barred by res judicata, he ...

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No UM allowed for moving drive-by (access required)

Drivers and passengers injured in their cars during drive-by shootings cannot get uninsured-motorist coverage, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in four consolidated cases. In each scenario, the cars were in motion when shots were fired from one car to ...

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