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DUI double jeopardy appealed (access required)

Observers of the DUI double-jeopardy defense have been expecting the issue to be decided in Virginia’s appellate courts. Now the process has begun. At least one case is in the appellate system. The first written opinion on the defense from ...

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News in Brief for May 22, 1995 (access required)

Carrico: Family Court will provide “family values” WILLIAMSBURG–Creation of a Family Court is one of the best ways the Virginia judiciary can promote “basic family values,” Chief Justice Harry L. Carrico said last week in his 1995 State of the ...

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Lockhart bill is signed (access required)

The Lockhart case is alive, but not necessarily well, after Gov. George F. Allen signed a bill that allows wrongful discharge suits based on discrimination, but only against a limited range of employers. The signing ends a tug-of-war between Allen ...

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Wide scope of sales area voids pact (access required)

A lawyer must anticipate where lightning will strike; and in employment law, noncompetes have been lightning rods for several years. Yet in a recent case in Newport News Circuit Court, another noncompete was hit and rendered worthless. The noncompete agreement ...

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