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Lawyer must check on appeals (access required)

A lawyer who failed to check on appeals pending before the U.S. Supreme Court provided “ineffective assistance of counsel” and his client deserves a new trial, a Newport News federal district judge has ruled. In vacating the conviction, the judge ...

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Review Granted: Bottoms up (access required)

This week’s paper includes Supreme Court Review Granted on pages 23 and 24. This feature highlights the cases the Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to hear, including the issues presented. The issues include the following: * Is it in a ...

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Review Granted (access required)

Review Granted identifies recent cases in which the Virginia Supreme Court has granted petitions for appeal. The information provided comes from the successful petition for appeal and, in some instances, from the brief in opposition. Additional information is available from ...

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1995 Automotive Guide (access required)

When Alexandria attorney Robert L. Montague III goes for a Sunday drive, he motors in style behind the wheel of a 1922 Leland-built Lincoln. For Norfolk lawyer Richard J. Tavss, a Sunday drive means a jaunt in a sleek black ...

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Ch. 13 stay violated by bank freeze (access required)

A bank that placed an “administrative freeze” on a debtor’s checking account violated the automatic stay in bankruptcy and must pay the debtor punitive damages, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of first impression. ...

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