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Practice tip: Adding spice to direct (access required)

Picture a great lawyer examining a witness. Whether you pictured Perry Mason, F. Lee Bailey, or perhaps yourself, you probably pictured a lawyer grilling an adverse witness who was sweating bullets and eventually blurted out the truth – not a ...

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New layer put on rape shield (access required)

Even though a defendant’s proffered evidence of a rape victim’s past sexual history did not meet one of the specific exceptions to the “rape shield” statute, the Virginia Court of Appeals has reversed the rape conviction to allow him to ...

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Comp covers stop for pop (access required)

By Robert SmithMidford, News Editor A construction worker hit by a car while walking to buy a soft drink after completing work, but before returning to company headquarters in a company truck, can recover workers’ compensation benefits, the Virginia Court ...

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