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News in Brief for 11/6/95 (access required)

Alexandria is state’s divorce capitol Alexandria holds the dubious honor of being the state’s divorce capital with a split-up rate that is nearly 2-1/2 times the statewide average, court records show. Rural, midstate Louisa County had the state’s lowest divorce ...

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Lockhart amendments held not retroactive (access required)

Two cases in Roanoke, one federal and one state, have reached opposite conclusions on whether a 1995 statute designed to curtail wrongful discharge claims is retroactive. In the state case, the judge found that the new law was not retroactive, ...

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Lost contract yields $660K (access required)

A computer-repair company that prevailed in an important conspiracy case before the Virginia Supreme Court last January now has won a favorable jury verdict in Chesterfield Circuit Court. The verdict was not based on statutory conspiracy, however, even though the ...

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What's left after Tench (access required)

The double jeopardy defense is only one of several spawned by this year’s revisions to DUI law. Other defenses may continued to be argued, defense attorneys said. The most widely mentioned alternative argument is based on collateral estoppel. Under this ...

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