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Overton gains Appeals seat (access required)

The General Assembly elected Hampton Circuit Judge Nelson T. Overton to the Virginia Court of Appeals before legislators headed home Feb. 25. Overton’s selection was a compromise, as Democrats in the House and Senate initially failed to agree on a ...

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News in Brief for March 6, 1995 (access required)

Hampton Circuit judge fills 2nd Appeals seat On the day it adjourned, the General Assembly broke a deadlock over a Court of Appeals vacancy and elevated Hampton Circuit Court Judge Nelson T. Overton to the court. The legislature also elected ...

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Firing over drug-rehab won't support Bowman claim (access required)

A man who missed work after entering a drug rehabilitation program cannot sue his employer under Virginia law for wrongful discharge in violation of public policy, a federal judge in Roanoke has ruled. While eradicating drug addiction is a laudable ...

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What must a landlord do when re-letting property? (access required)

Most legal controversies never make it to the Virginia Supreme Court, but one spat over a commercial lease has reached the high court twice. In the dispute’s latest incarnation, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments over the landlord’s ...

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Review Granted (access required)

Review Granted identifies 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 petition for appeal and, ...

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News in Brief for Feb. 27, 1995 (access required)

Criminal Section salutes seminar’s 25th anniversary WILLIAMSBURG–The Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar celebrated the 25th anniversary of its winter seminar at a dinner held Feb. 16. The section honored the original board of governors that organized the ...

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Dad's assets may be tapped for support (access required)

In calculating child and spousal support, a judge should not impute income to a lawyer who went to jail and lost his license, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. Although the lawyer once had earned nearly a million dollars ...

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Lower earning power does not reduce support (access required)

The Court of Appeals refused to impute income to the lawyer who lost his license in the L.C.S. case above, finding it “impossible” for him to maintain his previous level of income. But in another case, a father whose earning ...

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Infrared breath test admissible (access required)

When prosecuting a drunken driver, the commonwealth may use test results from a machine performing an infrared analysis of the suspect’s breath, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of first impression. The decision forecloses an argument ...

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