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Driver’s License Restoration Where the Virginia Commissioner of Motor Vehicles in October 1992 certified three abstracts of petitioner’s traffic offenses to the Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney as required by Va. Code § 46.2-352, but the commonwealth’s attorney has not acted on ...

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Commercial – Mechanic's Lien – Architectural Services – Improvements Or New Construction (access required)

Where plaintiff architectural firm has filed a bill to enforce its lien for architectural services on a building which is undergoing rehabilitation, the proposed work on the building constitutes repairs and improvements, not new construction, so that the firm’s lien ...

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Attorneys/Ethics – Tort/Negligence – Lawyer & Administrator Disqualification – Cause Of Auto Accident (access required)

Where plaintiff administrator was injured in an automobile accident while a passenger in her decedent husband’s car, and her lawyer earlier negotiated a settlement of the plaintiff’s own personal injury claim on the theory that her husband had caused the ...

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Criminal – Search & Seizure – Gym Bag In Auto (access required)

Where the police discovered certain bills, notes and papers relating to defendant’s drug dealing when they inspected a gym bag lying in defendant’s car during the course of a search conducted after defendant’s lawful arrest, the search was a proper ...

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Bankruptcy – Administrative Claimant – Recovery From Secured Creditor – Debtor's Computer Equipment (access required)

Although the computer-leasing company claimed that because of its continued provision of computer equipment to debtor automobile dealership, the debtor’s principal secured creditor, Ford Motor Credit Company, realized nearly $1 million more from the dealership’s eventual sale as a going ...

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