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VSB-endorsed insurance gets okay (access required)

If you participate in the health insurance plan endorsed by the Virginia State Bar and you were worried about continuation of the program, you can rest easy. The bar’s personal insurance programs are now on firm ground, thanks to a ...

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News in Brief for March 20, 1995 (access required)

Blood test not enough for license suspension A driver’s license cannot be suspended when a blood test rather than a breath test is used to measure the driver’s intoxication, a Richmond General District Court judge has ruled. Richmond attorney John ...

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Negotiating attorneys' fees (access required)

The Mahoney case on good faith also offers guidance on how banks and borrowers can negotiate over attorneys’ fees. While the guarantors appealed as to good faith, the bank appealed on fees. The bank claimed that the trial court should ...

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IOLTA rolls back July 1 (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Council, which twice voted for mandatory IOLTA, has approved a rule change rolling back the program to opt-out status. The March 3 vote, which was unanimous, is part of the procedural follow-through of a deal cut ...

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DUI defense works in Va. (access required)

Based on double jeopardy A new DUI defense based on double jeopardy has worked apparently for the first time in Virginia: A Roanoke County general district judge last Wednesday dismissed DUI charges against a defendant whose license had been suspended ...

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