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News in Brief for May 13, 1996 (access required)

Virginia Tech dismissed from rape case A federal judge in Roanoke has dismissed Virginia Tech from a lawsuit in which a woman claims two football players at the school raped her. In Brzonkala v. Va. Polytechnic Institute (VLW 096-3-115), U.S. ...

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Dad need not cover private school tab (access required)

A father need not pay private-school tuition for his sons just because the school was the mother’s alma mater and her “preferred institution,” the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. The appellate panel reversed an order that made the father ...

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Driver hit for $45K in punitives (access required)

A Roanoke jury has hit a drunken driver for $45,000 in punitive damages in what may be the state’s first jury verdict to apply a new statute on punitives in DUI cases. Plaintiff’s lawyers have been using the statute, passed ...

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Lowry takes VSB race (access required)

In an election that saw ballots returned by little more than one-quarter of Virginia lawyers, Edward B. Lowry took home the title of Virginia State Bar president-elect. Lowry, of Charlottesville, received 3,072 votes to 2,580 for Alexandria attorney Bernard J. ...

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