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Boy could reside in two households (access required)

A 16-year-old boy who splits time between his two parents’ homes is a member of both households, a Richmond Circuit Judge has ruled. The ruling allows the boy to tap his father’s uninsured motorist coverage for a car accident. His ...

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Husband's noncompete enforced against wife (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court judge has ordered a woman to pay damages for undermining her husband’s noncompete agreement. The woman started a business competing with her husband’s former employer. Now, she must hand over to the employer 75 percent of ...

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Discharge bill retooled by governor (access required)

Virginia employers would not be subject to suits in state court for wrongful discharge based on discrimination, under legislative amendments drafted by Gov. George F. Allen. Such state law claims would be heard only before state or local human rights ...

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Mom of deceased worker doesn't get comp benefits (access required)

Unemployment counted in calculating income The mother of a worker who died in a compensable accident was not a “destitute parent” entitled to workers’ comp benefits because she drew unemployment compensation, the Court of Appeals has ruled in a case ...

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Two judges reject DUI double jeopardy (access required)

Two more judges have issued opinions rejecting the argument that Virginia’s administrative license suspension law creates double jeopardy in DUI cases. Henrico County Circuit Judge James E. Kulp and Williamsburg General District Judge J.R. Zepkin each issued an opinion rejecting ...

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Admissibility of prior DUIs to be reheard (access required)

The Virginia Court of Appeals has granted a rehearing en banc in a DUI case concerning the admissibility of past convictions to enhance punishment. The issue, which is one of first impression, is whether a past conviction should be admitted ...

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Rooster cold-cocked by tardy employee (access required)

(Editor’s Note: In the vast majority of the case stories we write for this newspaper, we use simple, declarative prose. But in the following piece, the ghost of Hemingway seized the keyboard. Maybe it was the tale it told.) It ...

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Spanish interpreters to be available soon (access required)

Virginia judges soon may be able to choose interpreters who are certified in Spanish, under a proposal approved by the Judicial Council last week. When completed, the program would provide judges with a list of interpreters who are qualified to ...

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State bar's UPL Committee defines "legal assistant" (access required)

Last month, the Virginia State Bar made its first attempt at defining the paralegal profession by accepting a formal definition of a legal assistant. The resolution was adopted by the VSB Standing Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law on March ...

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News in Brief for April 3, 1995 (access required)

Fairfax honors Keenan The Fairfax Bar Association honored one of its own with the annual Jurisprudence Award. Supreme Court Justice Barbara Milano Keenan received the award March 16. Keenan started her career in the county as the first female assistant ...

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