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DUI success may depend on prosecutor's choice (access required)

The fate of a DUI Double Jeopardy Defense may depend on which prong of the state’s DUI statute is used by the commonwealth. A Richmond Circuit Court decision provides guidance on which prong of the DUI statute shares common elements ...

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DUI research file (access required)

Does Virginia’s DUI statute set out a single offense or separate offenses? Although the question might seem academic, it may become an important issue in the DUI Double Jeopardy Defense. Several Court of Appeals decisions discuss the various prongs of ...

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NOVA Law–Avoiding the ED wheel of fortune: Fairfax to mediate cases (access required)

A Fairfax woman who “preferred to take her chances” and negotiate a property settlement agreement later decided the PSA was too generous with her Foreign Service pension. But despite a warning from her lawyer that she could wind up on ...

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Alexandria J&DR Court won't hear gay domestic violence (access required)

The three circuit judges in Alexandria have decided that a homosexual couple cannot use the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court for a domestic violence dispute. Alexandria apparently is now the only jurisdiction in Northern Virginia that does not allow same-sex ...

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Advokati visit Arlington to study U.S. legal system (access required)

ARLINGTON–Imagine preparing for your first jury trial, but doing it without any practice in law school, or any advice from senior partners or colleagues. In fact, imagine doing it in a country where there have been no jury trials in ...

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Breaking the spell: Man recovers most of his assets (access required)

A man who lavished more than a million dollars on an Australian woman with whom he had a two-year, “magical” but “non-romantic” relationship has been able to get most of his money back. But he had to sue her for ...

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News in Brief for Sept. 4, 1995 (access required)

Attorney General goes online The Attorney General’s office is on the Internet. The address: vaattygen@aol.com. The idea is to allow a two-way dialogue with constituents. Attorney General James S. Gilmore III has posted public information in the Virginia Forum section ...

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Cable company tagged for business conspiracy (access required)

A cable-television company must pay treble damages, plus punitive damages, to a competitor for statutory conspiracy, a federal judge in Charlottesville has ruled. The cable company was faulted for this practice: It would target an apartment complex currently serviced by ...

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Judge can't pick apart couple's PSA (access required)

A father cannot be ordered to pay both child support under the guidelines and his son’s college expenses under a property settlement agreement, the Court of Appeals has ruled. The trial judge erred when he accepted only part of the ...

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After GDC nonsuit, case refiled in Circuit Court (access required)

A plaintiff who took a nonsuit in General District Court can refile her suit in Circuit Court, a Rockingham County Circuit judge has ruled. The ruling intensifies a split among Virginia circuits about a plaintiff’s options after nonsuiting in General ...

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