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Tip: Lemon Law (access required)

Lawyer’s claim stalls out because he kept using car As a consumer races to court with a lemon-law claim, must he or she stop using the car in dispute? Under Virginia’s lemon-law statute, the answer is “No.” But a consumer ...

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Selective prosecution defense bats .500 (access required)

Criminal-defense attorneys have begun trying a new argument, selective prosecution, as a potential defense in drug cases in the Eastern District. In the cases, defense attorneys claim that prosecutors are seeking indictments against blacks while not pursuing white suspects who ...

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News in Brief for 12/25/95 (access required)

Richmond man absolved of bystander shooting One would expect a lawyer testing a novel California legal theory in a criminal case to be the defense counsel. But the prosecution tried it before the Court of Appeals in a bystander case ...

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REVIEW GRANTED (access required)

Review Granted provides a brief synopsis of recent cases in which the Virginia Supreme Court has granted petitions for appeal. This feature appears in the last issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly each month. The information provided comes from the successful ...

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Does prior DUI without lawyer count? (access required)

The Supreme Court will have the final word on a third-offense DUI case that splintered the Court of Appeals earlier this year. The case involves the prior convictions a judge can use to enhance DUI punishment. An Henrico County trial ...

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Old computers net Fairfax tax refund (access required)

A consulting firm has won a half-million dollar tax refund because Fairfax County charged it too much business property tax for its computers. According to a Fairfax Circuit judge, the county’s tax-assessment scheme did not adequately consider what even novice ...

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