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Driver’s DUI-Maiming Conviction Stands (access required)

An accident victim’s operation of his motorized wheelchair erratically and while intoxicated did not break the chain of proximate causation between the drunken and inattentive driving by defendant, and the victim’s injuries, and defendant was guilty of DUI maim­ing in ...

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Court Upholds 25-Percent Local Machinery Tax (access required)

A divided Supreme Court of Virginia upholds a commissioner of revenue’s figures for taxation of appellant refin­ery’s machinery and tools for the coun­ty’s machinery and tools tax under Va. Code § 58.2-3507(A), using a figure of 25 percent of original ...

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Fiancée Can Sue for Return of Ring (access required)

Virginia’s “heart balm” statute does not prevent a man from suing his for­mer fiancée for return of a two-carat engagement ring valued at $26,000; the Supreme Court of Virginia affirms judg­ment for plaintiff. Virginia previously recognized suits for breach of ...

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Brokerage Customers Must Arbitrate Claims (access required)

Although plaintiffs contend their signatures on a brokerage account ap­plication were forged, their reliance on and receipt of benefits from their con­tract for the account estops them from repudiating the contract’s arbitration clause, which is enforceable despite vio­lation of FINRA ...

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Constructive Trust Imposed on Attorney-in-Fact (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court imposes a constructive trust against a woman’s niece and former attor­ney-in-fact who allegedly used $573,729 of the woman’s personal funds to pay for home improvements and personal ex­penses; plaintiffs, the woman’s current attorneys-in- fact, have ...

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