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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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Court-appointed fee cap challenged in Norfolk (access required)

NORFOLK–Criminal-defense lawyers in Virginia have long chafed at the “paltry” fees they get for court appointments to represent poor defendants. Last week, one of them challenged the statutory cap on fees as unconstitutional. Christopher P. Shema launched this ambitious argument ...

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Boy could reside in two households (access required)

A 16-year-old boy who splits time between his two parents’ homes is a member of both households, a Richmond Circuit Judge has ruled. The ruling allows the boy to tap his father’s uninsured motorist coverage for a car accident. His ...

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Discharge bill retooled by governor (access required)

Virginia employers would not be subject to suits in state court for wrongful discharge based on discrimination, under legislative amendments drafted by Gov. George F. Allen. Such state law claims would be heard only before state or local human rights ...

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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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