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Book Review (access required)

Summer’s coming, so it must be time for the annual product of the John Grisham legal-bestseller grinder. And Big John, now a part-time Charlottesville resident, has been a bit erratic lately. You say you hated 1993’s The Client, finding it ...

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News in Brief for May 8, 1995 (access required)

Roanoke opinion rejects DUI double jeopardy Virginia’s DUI license suspension statute does not create double jeopardy, a Roanoke General District judge has ruled. Judge William D. Broadhurst, sitting in the city of Roanoke, joined the majority of GDC judges who ...

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News in Brief for May 1, 1995 (access required)

Lawyer can sue bank for trust account mistake A lawyer can sue his bank if the bank errs in handling the lawyer’s trust account, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled. The lawyer need not rely on his client to bring ...

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Lesbian denied custody (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court has denied custody of a three-year-old boy to his lesbian mother. The 4-3 majority cited her homosexual behavior as one factor in its decision. Another factor was the “social condemnation” the court said would attach to ...

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Garnishments under attack in Roanoke (access required)

Hundreds of garnishments in the Roanoke area may be open to attack following a decision by a Roanoke General District judge. Under the ruling, the judge dismissed garnishments in four cases because a “suggestion” was not filed with a summons ...

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