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News in Brief for Jan. 30, 1995 (access required)

Prosecutors endorse appellate candidates The Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys is the first statewide bar organization to endorse candidates for vacancies on both the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. At a Jan. 20 meeting, the association’s board of ...

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Burden for conspiracy lowered (access required)

By Christine Wright, Legal Editor A computer-repair company that lost a contract to a competitor can go to trial on its claim of statutory conspiracy against the company that awarded the contract, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled. The decision ...

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Respondeat superior is broadened (access required)

In the CBS case above, the Virginia Supreme Court also allowed the repair company to go to trial on its claim for respondeat superior. The repair company stated a claim, even if the employee was acting from a personal motive, ...

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Study would put bar under microscope (access required)

The Virginia State Bar would be the object of a special legislative subcommittee under a resolution introduced last week in the General Assembly. The subcommittee would examine the VSB “with a view toward assuring the maximum effectiveness of the agency ...

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Barrow, Whiting to retire (access required)

Bars seek nominations for possible endorsements Supreme Court Justice Henry H. Whiting and Court of Appeals Judge Bernard G. Barrow have announced plans to retire. The announcements will allow the General Assembly to elect successors, rather than the governor, who ...

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