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Court Remands Officer Defamation Case (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court remands to state court a defamation suit filed by a Culpeper police officer who al­leges defendants, the commonwealth’s at­torney and deputy commonwealth’s attor­ney for Culpeper County, allegedly made false and defamatory remarks about his character, ...

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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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