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Sleep-driving defense fails at high court (access required)

A Loudoun County motorist who claimed he was sleep-driving after taking Ambien has lost his DWI appeal in the Supreme Court of Virginia. In an unpublished order, the high court rejected Joshua K. Shortt’s appeal of his conviction for driving ...

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‘Crime Fraud’ Applies, Psychiatrist Must Provide Records (access required)

The federal common law should recognize a crime-fraud exception to the psychotherapist-patient privilege, says an Abingdon U.S. District Court magistrate judge, and she orders a D.C. psychiatrist to produce patient records subpoenaed during a grand jury investigation of prescription of ...

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Former lawyer convicted of fraud, taken to jail

A federal jury has decided former Virginia Beach lawyer Brian Gay stole about $400,000 from the estate of a deceased client. After Monday’s guilty verdict on nine counts, Norfolk U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson revoked Gay’s bond. The Virginian-Pilot ...

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