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Admissions can't be based on depositions (access required)

A defendant in a wrongful-death suit cannot serve requests for admissions that are based on discovery depositions, a Buchanan County Circuit judge has ruled. The judge refused to allow this paper discovery because he found it was improper under Virginia ...

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Suspension law invalid against girl (access required)

A high-school girl charged with drunken driving has successfully challenged Virginia’s seven-day license suspension statute. A Henrico Juvenile & Domestic Relations judge earlier this month declared the law unconstitutional when applied to juveniles. The flaw is jurisdictional, according to the ...

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Assembly Update for Jan. 15, 1996 (access required)

Beyer can break Senate ties, U.Va. law prof says While the Senate struggled last week to figure out how to divide power between 20 Republicans and 20 Democrats, the Democrats’ potential trump card gained a little extra leverage, thanks to ...

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News in Brief for Jan. 15, 1996 (access required)

Rule would require arrests in domestic violence Police officers in Virginia will be required to arrest the primary aggressor in domestic violence cases if legislation endorsed by a state group becomes law. The Commission on Family Violence Prevention recommended the ...

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News in Brief for Jan. 8, 1996 (access required)

Federal driving suspension creates double jeopardy A one-year suspension of driving privileges on a military base for drunken driving creates double jeopardy when the defendant is later tried on criminal DUI charges, a federal judge has ruled in Alexandria. The ...

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