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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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Signature alone is not attestation (access required)

A certificate of analysis in a drug case that contained only the signature of an examiner but no attestation clause is inadmissible, the Court of Appeals has ruled. The case can be used to bolster challenges to DUI blood tests, ...

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Supreme Court News (access required)

Does nonsuit without service extend limitations period? The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a plaintiff gets a six-month extension on the statute of limitations after taking a nonsuit more than a year after filing suit, but before effecting ...

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Assembly may expand evidence on lost wages (access required)

A bill that would allow evidence of potential lost wages when a plaintiff has no recent employment history leads a list of legislation that awaits the General Assembly when it reconvenes Wednesday. House Bill 236 would specifically render admissible “evidence ...

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Rehab alimony postponed (again) as VSB section, VWAA bargain (access required)

Domestic-relations lawyers who want to see a new law allowing rehabilitative alimony should cool their heels, because legislative change looks unlikely in 1995. Family lawyers widely support the concept of rehabilitative alimony, which is spousal support for a limited duration. ...

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Presidents of VSB, VBA seek bench (access required)

Keith gets Fairfax nod Judicial vacancies and jockeying among prominent lawyers for those spots are routine this time of year. But the contest for two open seats on the Fairfax Circuit Court gave lawyers there a high-profile and unprecedented choice: ...

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Guest Column: Roanoke attorney helps free seized plane (access required)

When John Holmgren flew his twin-turbine Rockwell Commander to Florida for repairs last April, he planned for the usual weather surprises, business emergencies and even some relaxation. He didn’t plan for the United States Customs agents to seize his airplane. ...

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Nesselrodt is yanked (access required)

The en banc Virginia Court of Appeals has rejected the panel opinion in Nesselrodt v. Commonwealth, a decision that stalled hundreds of habitual offender cases across the state. Standard “summary” driving records supplied by the Department of Motor Vehicles are ...

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Gov. Allen's '95 budget stiffs VSB (access required)

The Virginia State Bar’s uphill climb for relief from budget restrictions became a little steeper last week with the release of Gov. George F. Allen’s proposed budget for 1995-96. The 1994 General Assembly imposed a freeze on dues and staffing ...

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Practice Tip–Casting doubt on certainty: (access required)

Anyone who has watched “cop shows” on television or read crime books has heard of a victim or eyewitness crying out, “I’ll never forget that face!” The common lore among laypeople is that eyewitnesses to crimes remember the details vividly. ...

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