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Assisted suicide laws debated (access required)

When people who are terminally ill wish to end their suffering, they sometimes ask their doctors for help in dying. But doctors who heed their patients’ calls for help may later find themselves prosecuted. In the past, proposals to legalize ...

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'94 Assembly kicks off (access required)

The first full week of the 1994 General Assembly already has seen a steady stream of legislative proposals affecting virtually every section of the Virginia Code. The significant proposals that could have a wide-spread effect on legal practice include: * ...

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Guarantee valid under renewed lease (access required)

A guarantee of a restaurant lease remains valid even after the original lease term has expired and the lease has been renewed, a Loudoun County circuit judge has ruled. The judge reached this result even though the guarantors had sold ...

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Due diligence in serving corporations (access required)

Having filed a complaint for your client’s contract action against a Virginia corporation, you try to obtain service of process on the corporation’s registered agent. But the return comes back with a note from the sheriff that the agent has ...

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Bowman at-will exception broadened (access required)

At-will employees alleging wrongful discharge based on gender or race discrimination can sue their employers in state court, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled by a 4-3 vote. The decision broadens the Supreme Court’s Bowman rule which first recognized ...

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