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Cop’s disclaimer counted out

How much does a cop’s disclaimer count when deciding whether a suspect is actually in custody? Not much in a recent 4th Circuit case. FBI agents, some 23 strong, burst into the Chesapeake home of Willoughby Warren Colonna IV, a/k/a ...

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Rule 5A:12 rears its head

Lawyers trying to get a decision on the merits in the Virginia Court of Appeals know they have to clear the hurdle of Rule 5A:18, which makes sure the trial court had a chance to consider any claim of error ...

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Beware of EDGAR

Junior Johnson ran a software company called PurchasePro that was based in Las Vegas. In 2001, PurchasePro, a publicly traded company, filed a Form 10-Q with the Securities & Exchange Commission, reporting its financial results for the first quarter of ...

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Deeds announces run for governor

Creigh Deeds, the Democratic senator from Bath County who lost a tight race for Attorney General in 2005, announced this afternoon that he will run for governor in 2009, reports the Roanoke Times. Del. Brian Moran of Alexandria also has ...

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