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Supreme Court decides 19 cases (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia reversed today the order that 40 Gloucester County residents had to pay $2,000 each in sanctions because they signed a petition to remove four members of the board of supervisors. The court ruled unanimously in ...

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No Restitution for Shooting Victim’s ‘Indirect Loss’ (access required)

In ordering defendant to pay restitution for shooting a Hampton University dormitory night manager, the Court of Appeals says the trial court cannot include $62,615 for water damage to the victim’s home suffered because he was convalescing at a relative’s ...

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Medical Examiner Can’t Testify by Videoconference (access required)

A Roanoke City Circuit Court denies the commonwealth’s request to use two-way videoconferencing technology at defendant’s homicide trial to present testimony of the medical examiner who performed the autopsy; the court’s 10-page opinion surveys the legal framework for use of ...

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Lawyer’s former girlfriend loots trust account

Salem lawyer Greg Phillips fell victim to a larcenous ex-girlfriend, according to federal authorities. Rebekkah Ferrell of Roanoke pleaded guilty Wednesday to bank fraud charges that could land her in prison for up to 30 years. After leaving a job ...

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