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New Family Court rules published (access required)

The future of Virginia’s Family Court system remains in limbo. While the General Assembly enacted legislation to begin the system next year, there is no money allocated yet to it. Despite the uncertainty, the Judicial Council and the Family Court ...

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Locating evidence of alcohol (access required)

Blood alcohol evidence can be valuable for either side in a car-crash case to show egregious behavior, to support punitive damages or to show contributory negligence as a defense to an injury suit. The preferred method for establishing alcohol as ...

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LEO 1599 OK'd by Council (access required)

In the Dotson case, above, Fairfax Judge Robert W. Wooldridge Jr. adopted the reasoning of Legal Ethics Opinion 1599 from the Virginia State Bar. The LEO, which is only advisory, stated: * A lawyer may represent an executor of an ...

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