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Sprinkler Heads Are ‘Equipment’ Under Statute of Repose (access required)

In a case involving fire on an apartment building’s exterior balcony, the Supreme Court of Virginia concludes that exterior sidewall sprinkler heads are “equipment” under Virginia’s statute of repose, Va. Code § 8.01-250, and reverses the circuit court judgment holding ...

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GMU Gun Regulation Is Constitutional (access required)

A regulation that prohibits carrying a firearm in George Mason University’s academic buildings, administrative offices, student residences and dining facilities, or while attending sporting, entertainment and educational events, does not violate the Constitution of Virginia or the U.S. Constitution, the ...

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Key Position Means Driver Was ‘Operating’ Vehicle (access required)

A defendant discovered passed-out behind the wheel of a vehicle, with the key in the ignition turned to the “on” or “accessory” position, was “operating” the vehicle under Virginia law, and the Supreme Court of Virginia affirms his conviction of ...

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