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Burden for conspiracy lowered (access required)

By Christine Wright, Legal Editor A computer-repair company that lost a contract to a competitor can go to trial on its claim of statutory conspiracy against the company that awarded the contract, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled. The decision ...

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Respondeat superior is broadened (access required)

In the CBS case above, the Virginia Supreme Court also allowed the repair company to go to trial on its claim for respondeat superior. The repair company stated a claim, even if the employee was acting from a personal motive, ...

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The VSB & the '95 Assembly: Bar drops quest for budget relief (access required)

The Virginia State Bar will not pursue budgetary relief from the 1995 General Assembly, the VSB Executive Committee decided last week. The committee huddled through a telephone conference call on Tuesday and decided not to ask for relief from language ...

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Court narrows state's use of previous DUIs (access required)

When sentencing a defendant for driving under the influence, a court cannot admit evidence of a past uncounseled conviction for which the defendant received a suspended sentence, the Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of apparent first impression. ...

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Formalities for wills to be eased? (access required)

Most lawyers probably have heard a story or two about a will that failed due to some technicality–a witness stepped out the room during the signing ceremony, or there was a quirk with handwriting or a signature. But under a ...

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Carrier needn't pay claim that violates public policy (access required)

If a policyholder illegally imported the silk rugs he insured, then he is barred from recovering under his renter’s policy for the alleged subsequent loss of the rugs, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. This ruling allowed an insurance carrier ...

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Gilmore: Let the victim speak before sentencing (access required)

The victim of a crime would be able to address the court during the sentencing phase of a trial under a legislative proposal announced last week by Attorney General James S. Gilmore III. The proposal is part of a package ...

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VBA urges enhanced appellate jurisdiction (access required)

There would be an appeal of right in every case heard in Virginia under recommendations made by the Virginia Bar Association. The jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals would be broadened to cover all civil cases, and the court’s membership ...

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Expert's destructive testing kills claim (access required)

A case from federal court in Richmond provides a cautionary tale for products plaintiffs: When consulting an expert to determine if you have a case, make sure the expert does not destroy the bad product. A man who fell off ...

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Furnace company caused fire loss, landlord claims (access required)

A landlord whose building was damaged by fire can proceed on its negligence claim against a furnace company hired by the tenant, a Spotsylvania Circuit judge has ruled. The furnace company argued that the economic-loss rule barred the tort claim. ...

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