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‘Sleepover liability’ opinion is withdrawn

The Supreme Court of Virginia has withdrawn its opinion declaring a common law duty for host parents to “supervise and care” for a sleepover guest. The opinion in Kellermann v. McDonough allowed a civil trial of  a couple who permitted ...

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Muhammad execution set for November

Convicted DC Sniper John Allen Muhammad will be put to death on Nov. 10 under a ruling today by Prince William County Circuit Judge Mary Grace O’Brien. As reported by The Washington Post , the commonwealth had asked for a ...

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Will ‘You’re Fired’ cover it?

In this pink-slip nervous economy, employees may wonder anew how much notice they can expect before being escorted out the door. Not much, according to a new decision from Alexandria federal court. Hourly employee Mauricio Calquin sued his former employer, ...

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Former banker pleads to embezzling $50,000

In a federal plea deal, a former SunTrust Bank executive admitted forging signatures to issue checks to himself. Douglas Calvin Powell Jr., a former assistant vice president at SunTrust, pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud in U.S. District ...

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Supreme Court hears contempt cases

At least three justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia appeared skeptical today that two attorneys had demonstrated an intent to obstruct or interrupt justice when they directed their clients not to appear for trial of a misdemeanor appeal after ...

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