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Monthly Archives: March 2009

‘Big box’ stopped (access required)

Local governments in Virginia won a closely watched battle that pitted a large-scale retail developer against land use regulators and citizens in the Town of Blacksburg. The Supreme Court of Virginia strictly interpreted a law that grants developers “vested rights” ...

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Judicial evaluation program is dead (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia’s judicial evaluation program apparently is dead. The General Assembly cut the money for the JPE program from the 2009-10 budget, and Virginia Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. says the court system is “in the ...

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Judge pares mold verdict to $1.45M (access required)

A Loudoun County judge has reduced jury awards for a couple who contended that mold sickened them and left their home unlivable from $4.75 million to $1.45 million. Paul and Wendy Meng contended that mold developed in their new $900,000 ...

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Is evidence code going off the rail? (access required)

ROANOKE—The 20-year effort to get an official set of evidence rules in Virginia is still under review at the Supreme Court of Virginia, and one proponent is concerned that opposition has arisen. Richmond lawyer John M. Oakey Jr., who has ...

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