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Assembly addresses issues in lawsuits by fiduciaries (access required)

The 2010 General Assembly declined to change the rules for suing someone through a fiduciary, but the legislators approved language to “save” lawsuits that use the wrong format for the style of a case. The savings provision is a response ...

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Judicial freeze and higher fees: Budget agreement will have far-reaching impact (access required)

A freeze on filling judicial vacancies through June 2012. Increased – but reduced from earlier proposals – civil filing fees for circuit and general district courts. No public defender offices for the counties of Chesterfield, Henrico and Prince William. Those ...

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Legislature names Mims to Supreme Court (access required)

The General Assembly unanimously elected former attorney general and legislator William C. Mims this afternoon to the Supreme Court of Virginia, effective April 1. The election was a foregone conclusion after his appearance Monday before the House and Senate Courts ...

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Pretrial services prevail in fight with bail bondsmen (access required)

The pitched battle between bail bondsmen and advocates of pretrial services ended last week with the advocates taking the field. Last Monday, the Senate Courts of Justice Committee voted to pass by for the week House Bill 728, which would ...

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Bills to change judicial administration killed (access required)

Legislative efforts to rein in the two top policy-making bodies of the judicial system appear to be dead for the year. House Bill 240, which would have in effect eliminated the Judicial Council and the Committee on District Courts, cleared ...

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Pretrial services programs battle bail bondsmen  (access required)

Advocates of a government program that provides an alternative to jail for accused nonviolent criminals awaiting trial are fighting Virginia legislation that would limit the program. The battle centers on whether the pretrial services program saves the state money by ...

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