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Convictions Vacated for Detective Perjury (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court vacates defendant’s 2012 drug and weapon convictions, as a detective in the case committed perjury in his testimony about the history and reliability of a confidential informant, which was extrinsic fraud that allows defendant’s collateral attack ...

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No Stay for State Redistricting Challenge (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court denies a motion to stay proceedings in this Virginia constitutional challenge to a state legislative redistricting plan, as the federal constitutional challenge to the plan pending in federal district court does not involve the same parties ...

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Expert Can Access Protected Materials (access required)

The Charlottesville U.S. District Court overrules a university patent foundation’s objections to the magistrate judge’s amendment of a protective order governing the scope allowed for plaintiff’s expert to review defendant’s confidential materials. The underlying technology in the case involves magnetic ...

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No ‘Public Concern’ in Employee Complaints (access required)

A former Senior Special Agent in the Lynchburg office of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles cannot show that her termination for allowing personal friction with a coworker to interfere with her professional judgment and responsibilities as a law enforcement ...

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