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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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News Analysis: Back and forth and back and forth over Lockhart (access required)

The ping-pong match over a bill establishing the rights of fired workers is back with Gov. George F. Allen. Senate Bill 1025 would allow workers for companies with six to 15 employees to sue in state court for wrongful discharge ...

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NOVA LAW: Lawyer scolded for drawing on debtor's retainer (access required)

A Northern Virginia bankruptcy lawyer earned a slap on the wrist for drawing on a client’s retainer without permission from the bankruptcy court. The lawyer blamed the transgression on confusion over his new firm’s billing practices. An Alexandria bankruptcy court ...

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NOVA LAW: The tell-tale carton: Ice cream haunts defendant (access required)

While shopping, you pick up a carton of ice cream, then decide not to buy it and put it back. A robber comes in later, picks up the same carton, then leaves it on the counter as he flees with ...

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NOVA LAW: Law firms seek potential business on Internet (access required)

Although marketing remains anathema to some lawyers, others are searching for innovative ways to reach potential clients. Some in the latter group are using one of today’s most-talked-about communications media: the Internet. To use the Internet, law firms post a ...

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NOVA LAW: Hispanic Bar organizes in Arlington (access required)

In Northern Virginia, attorneys are starting a new specialty bar: the Hispanic Bar Association of the Commonwealth of Virginia Inc. Although Hispanic attorneys had talked about forming the bar association in the past, legislative activity involving Hispanics spurred the group ...

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News in Brief for April 17, 1995 (access required)

Lawyer a minute late but a mile off An article in last week’s Virginia Lawyers Weekly on tardy attorneys prompted Richmond lawyer Keith Barker to call with his own story about lawyers missing critical deadlines. Barker got a verdict against ...

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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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Guest Column: The case for arbitration of divorce cases (access required)

At the close of the 1995 General Assembly, Virginia’s Family Court still languishes on the 50-yard line of the political football field. Even when and if the ball is moved toward the goal line, the outcome of the game is ...

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