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Subpoena Quashed for Spousal Privilege (access required)

A utility company’s chief financial officer facing federal corruption charges success­fully invoked the adverse spousal testimo­ny privilege and her husband, a Virginia state court judge, cannot be forced to testify against the defendant, says an Abingdon U.S. District Court. Settled ...

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Competency Not Restored, Charges Dismissed (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court dis­misses criminal charges against a psychi­atrist who operated a pain-management clinic and who is charged with unlawfully prescribing certain drugs; defendant is un­likely to be restored to competency to stand trial after in-patient treatment and ...

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