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News in Brief for Feb. 5, 1996 (access required)

McCoy named clerk of Court of Appeals Cynthia L. McCoy, chief deputy clerk of the Virginia Court of Appeals since 1994, has been named clerk. She succeeds Richard James, who resigned in December. McCoy became chief deputy with the appellate ...

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Beach judges settle p.i. discovery spat (access required)

A Virginia Beach plaintiff’s lawyer is on a one-woman campaign to break open insurance files. For the past six months, Mary Jane Hall has been racking up plaintiff’s wins in a standard discovery contest in personal-injury cases: disclosure of statements ...

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Impoundment may be double jeopardy (access required)

In a case that recalls last year’s brouhaha over the DUI Double Jeopardy defense, the Court of Appeals will consider whether the administrative impoundment of a car owned by a driver charged with driving on a suspended license triggers double ...

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VaREAL's legislative agenda (access required)

The bill to define a real estate settlement as the practice of law is one of eight bills introduced last with the backing of the Virginia Real Estate Attorneys League. The other proposals would: * impose fiduciary duties on nonlawyer ...

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New limits on Bowman used fast (access required)

The Supreme Court’s curtailment of the controversial Bowman public-policy exception earlier this month has given one employer a quick victory in a sexual-harassment case. A Martinsville Circuit judge ruled Jan. 18 that a secretary cannot sue her employer, a music ...

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