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Counting car-lengths for contrib (access required)

A round of finger-pointing after a rush-hour car crash should be sorted out by a jury, the Supreme Court of Virginia said in a Dec. 3 ruling on contributory negligence. The middle car in the three-car pileup was squeezed from ...

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High court rules on Padilla advice (access required)

Criminal lawyers who counsel clients about possible immigration consequences got some guidance from the Supreme Court of Virginia in two cases decided Oct. 29. In one case, the lawyer hit the right marks in advising his client about possible deportation. ...

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Vet sanction upheld for dog surgery (access required)

A Virginia veterinarian can be sanctioned for a single instance of improper treatment, the Supreme Court of Virginia said in an unpublished order released on Oct. 8. Dr. Lori Leonard faced a reprimand and fine after she admitted to performing ...

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