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Child's wish outweighed (access required)

The decision in Haase v. Haase (VLW 095-7-597) leaves wide discretion with judges and commissioners in the handling of testimony from children in custody disputes. With the inclusion of a child’s custodial preference as a factor to be considered in ...

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Going slowly and weaving justify stop (access required)

A police officer can stop a driver who was weaving and going slowly, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of first impression. Because the investigatory stop was permissible, the court upheld the defendant’s conviction for driving ...

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Jones tapped for judgeship (access required)

Bristol attorney James P. Jones has been recommended for an upcoming vacancy on the federal bench in Virginia’s Western District. Sen. Charles S. Robb, D-Va., sent Jones’ name to President Clinton last week to succeed U.S. District Judge James H. ...

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ERISA doesn't trump state worker's comp (access required)

A company cannot use a qualified ERISA plan to avoid maintaining separate Virginia workers’ compensation protection, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. The court rejected the argument that the federal ERISA statute preempted state workers’ compensation statutes ...

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