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Judges retire at high rate (access required)

Attorneys will see some new faces looking at them from the bench after next year’s General Assembly session. An unusually large number of state court judges are announcing their retirements this fall. At last count, 15 judges had announced plans ...

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Premises case to be heard (access required)

This week’s paper includes Supreme Court Review Granted on pages 20 and 21. This feature highlights the cases the Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to hear, including the issues presented. The issues include the following: * Does a gas station ...

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Carrier tenders limits, walks away (access required)

An automobile liability carrier that tenders policy limits can be relieved of its duty to defend an automobile accident case, a Fredericksburg circuit judge has ruled. A 1988 amendment to Virginia’s uninsured motorist insurance law creates a statutory right allowing ...

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Criminal discovery and how to make it work FOIA (access required)

Criminal defense lawyers often lament the limitations Virginia places on pretrial discovery. But successful advocates cannot count on the prosecution to spoon-feed them important clues about their cases, according to members of the Virginia College of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Creative ...

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