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Mail service abroad fails (access required)

A Virginia plaintiff cannot serve process on an Italian insurance company merely by having papers mailed directly to its business address in Milan, an Alexandria federal judge has ruled, adopting the report of a magistrate judge. There is a split ...

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News in Brief for May 29, 1995 (access required)

Judge bans public fishing on river ROANOKE–A judge has banned public fishing on the Jackson River where land ownership predated the Revolutionary War. The case could affect free access to rivers and streams throughout Virginia. “There is a great deal ...

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Review Granted (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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News in Brief for May 22, 1995 (access required)

Carrico: Family Court will provide “family values” WILLIAMSBURG–Creation of a Family Court is one of the best ways the Virginia judiciary can promote “basic family values,” Chief Justice Harry L. Carrico said last week in his 1995 State of the ...

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Rule on "slow plea" on the way (access required)

WILLIAMSBURG–The Judicial Council will consider whether the so-called “slow plea” in bifurcated felony trials is valid. A “slow plea” occurs when a defendant pleads not guilty in a felony case. If the jury then returns a guilty verdict, the defendant ...

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