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Criminal – Certificate Of Analysis – Chain Of Custody – Cocaine (access required)

Although the arresting officer’s testimony about the packaging of the cocaine rocks presented a slightly different picture than the description of the packaging after it came back from the crime lab, the commonwealth proved the chain of custody and the ...

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Wills & Trusts – Unitrust – Trust Split – Uniform Trust Act (access required)

Although Virginia’s 2005 adoption of the Uniform Trust Code materially changed the law, it did not allow a trial court to divide a testamentary charitable remainder unitrust over the objection of one of the two charitable beneficiaries, and the Virginia ...

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Lemons gets top Inns of Court position

Virginia Supreme Court Justice Donald W. Lemons has been elected president of the board of trustees of the American Inns of Court. Lemons succeeds Robert K. Walsh, dean emeritus of the Wake Forest University law school. He joined the Supreme ...

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Supreme Court asks for pro bono proposal for corporate counsel

The Supreme Court of Virginia has asked the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Bar Association to submit a proposed rule for pro bono practice by corporate counsel. The request followed comments last month by Randal S. Milch, executive vice ...

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Supreme Court grants 6 civil, 3 criminal appeals

Among the appeals granted recently by the Supreme Court of Virginia is a contention that a Fairfax County Circuit judge erred in allowing a corporate defendant to assert repudiation as a defense to its former president’s breach of contract claim, ...

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