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Judicial study group: Use chief judges to balance regional caseloads (access required)

Virginia’s existing court districts and circuits are so intertwined with other government services that they should not be changed, at least for now. That’s the conclusion of a court-appointed study panel after a fast but intense study of Virginia’s judicial ...

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Court’s study panel: Keep judicial map as is (access required)

The special committee appointed by Virginia’s chief justice to study judicial boundaries says the state’s existing judicial map should stay the way it is. The reason: A fear of collateral harm to how the commonwealth’s courts operate if wholesale changes ...

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Husband killed, wife injured in Loudoun County collision – $1,489,495 Settlement (access required)

At approximately 1:45 p.m. on Sept. 21, 2009, Kenneth Taylor, driver of a 2005 Nissan Murano, and his wife, the passenger, were involved in an automobile accident with defendant, who was driving a 1997 Ford Expedition. The Taylors were traveling ...

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Infant settlement procedures get an overhaul in Fairfax (access required)

Some Northern Virginia judges and lawyers are taking a fresh look at what had been a routine procedure intended to protect the rights of children when settling their civil claims. In Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, judges have decided that, in ...

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Traffic Offenses – DUI – ‘Highway’ – Public Access (access required)

Based on an aerial photograph and detailed description of the parking lot with through access, open to the public, the area where defendant was operating his motor vehicle was a “highway” under Virginia law, and defendant can be convicted of ...

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Water, water everywhere, and double rates are OK (access required)

With its approval of a town’s decision to double the rate it charges for water and sewer service that goes beyond the town’s borders, the Supreme Court of Virginia may have set the stage for legislators to revisit the issue ...

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