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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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Locating evidence of alcohol (access required)

Blood alcohol evidence can be valuable for either side in a car-crash case to show egregious behavior, to support punitive damages or to show contributory negligence as a defense to an injury suit. The preferred method for establishing alcohol as ...

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LEO 1599 OK'd by Council (access required)

In the Dotson case, above, Fairfax Judge Robert W. Wooldridge Jr. adopted the reasoning of Legal Ethics Opinion 1599 from the Virginia State Bar. The LEO, which is only advisory, stated: * A lawyer may represent an executor of an ...

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UM waiver covers all (access required)

A waiver of additional uninsured motorist coverage by one member of a family will bind all family members under a law that will go into effect July 1. The change effectively nullifies a 1994 Supreme Court ruling, State Farm Mut. ...

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