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News in Brief for June 5, 1995 (access required)

Cap on court-appointed fees challenged again A second challenge to the cap on attorneys’ fees for court-appointed counsel has been rebuffed in Chesapeake Circuit Court. The defendant’s lawyer was heartened by the judge’s willingness to knock 10 years off the ...

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Comp lost over failed drug test (access required)

A claimant who failed a drug test and was fired from his job was not entitled to reinstatement of his workers’ compensation benefits, the Court of Appeals has ruled. The claimant was fired for cause and forfeited his benefits, the ...

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Return of license estops DUI charge (access required)

A driver who won back her suspended license could use collateral estoppel to get her DUI case dismissed in Prince William General District Court. The case appears to be the first reported instance in which collateral estoppel has succeeded as ...

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Mail service abroad fails (access required)

A Virginia plaintiff cannot serve process on an Italian insurance company merely by having papers mailed directly to its business address in Milan, an Alexandria federal judge has ruled, adopting the report of a magistrate judge. There is a split ...

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