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News in Brief for April 24, 1995 (access required)

Portrait of Judge Catterall unveiled At an April 18 ceremony at the State Corporation Commission, officers of the Virginia Bar Association and the SCC unveiled a portrait of the late Judge Ralph T. Catterall, a former SCC chairman. The portrait ...

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Review Granted (312282) (access required)

Review Granted provides a brief synopsis of recent cases in which the Virginia Supreme Court has granted petitions for appeal. This feature appears in the last issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly each month. The information provided comes from the successful ...

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New regional family law bars offer peer support (access required)

Lawyers who practice family law have banded together in two different regions of Virginia to create new family law organizations. The founders thought that family lawyers needed a better network of support and information. Such lawyers must grapple daily not ...

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Jury gives $5K to fired woman (access required)

A Loudoun County jury has returned a $5,000 verdict for a woman who claimed she was forced out of her job because of sex discrimination. The decision comes in one of the cases remanded by the Supreme Court in last ...

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Court-appointed fee cap challenged in Norfolk (access required)

NORFOLK–Criminal-defense lawyers in Virginia have long chafed at the “paltry” fees they get for court appointments to represent poor defendants. Last week, one of them challenged the statutory cap on fees as unconstitutional. Christopher P. Shema launched this ambitious argument ...

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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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Trucker's son gets $10M; Richmond record is tied (access required)

A boy injured in a collision between two big rigs on Interstate 95 won a $10 million award from a Richmond jury earlier this month. The verdict is one of the largest in state history and ties the largest reported ...

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Assembly oversight group targets VSB discipline (access required)

The Virginia State Bar, which last year battled a budget freeze and this year gave up mandatory IOLTA, faces more scrutiny from the legislature. While it was IOLTA and other programs that drew the legislature’s attention in the past, lawmakers ...

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Orange Co. gives victory to DUI double jeopardy (access required)

An Orange County General District judge has issued the first written opinion granting dismissals based on double jeopardy in DUI cases. General District Judge W. A. Talley Jr. accepted a defense that has been argued in cases throughout Virginia. So ...

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The DUI double-jeopardy defense across the state (access required)

The administrative suspension statute has prompted a flurry of legal activity around the state. Here are some highlights of legal developments during the past two months involving challenges to the license suspension law: * In Botetourt County, where three double ...

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