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Making a defense case (access required)

Defense attorneys may be able to use selective prosecution as a defense in other drug conspiracy cases, but they will need to do a little leg work. In U.S. v. Olvis, the two defense attorneys developed two key sources of ...

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Hanover judge's reelection bid goes public (access required)

In an unusual move, legislators next month will call an open hearing on the reelection of Hanover Juvenile & Domestic Relations Judge Nina K. Peace. The forum will follow closed-door questioning by lawmakers earlier this month. Peace is one of ...

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Legal links abound on the World Wide Web (access required)

I have a confession to make: I’m not a lawyer. I haven’t even played one on T.V. So as a self-respecting journalist, when I needed to learn more about the law, I did a little research. In the days of ...

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Lawyers sift through VSB programs, tab what's 'essential' (access required)

Regulatory activities are “essential” to the Virginia State Bar — sponsoring conferences and seminars less so, according to the lawyers surveyed by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission. In July, the JLARC sent a confidential, seven-page survey to a ...

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Can bosses be nailed for discrimination? (access required)

An individual supervisor may be personally liable for sexual harassment under Title VII, a Roanoke federal judge has ruled. With this decision, the judge reversed field from one of his own 1994 opinions; he indicated that the earlier ruling was ...

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Can bosses be nailed for discrimination? (313745) (access required)

No, ADA claim stopped short A supervisor who fired a disabled apartment manager cannot be personally liable under the Americans with Disabilities Act, an Alexandria federal judge has ruled in a case of apparent first impression. The judge relied on ...

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Age will, but sex won't, justify strike (access required)

Peremptory strikes can be based on age, but not on gender, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled in the first Virginia case applying a 1994 U.S. Supreme Court decision. An Henrico County prosecutor attempted to keep older women off ...

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Car loan bypasses Chapter 13, qualifies as 'long-term debt' (access required)

A debtor can fully pay off his auto loan outside of his chapter 13 plan because the loan counts as a “long-term debt,” a bankruptcy judge in Alexandria has ruled in a case of apparent first impression. The judge found ...

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Giving a holiday gift to (not from) the heart (access required)

Editor’s Note: No, Lawyers Weekly has not turned into McCall’s — you won’t find any sweater patterns in the back of this issue. But we know that lawyers attend (and hold) as many holiday parties as anyone else, and we ...

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News in Brief for 12/18/95 (access required)

Clinton nominates Jones for federal bench President Clinton last week nominated Bristol lawyer James P. Jones to serve as a U.S. District judge in Virginia’s Western District. Jones, who was recommended by Sen. Charles S. Robb in August, would succeed ...

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