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Ads can provide venue (access required)

Where a ski resort advertised in the City of Charlottesville, it was “doing business” there, and venue for a lawsuit against it was proper in the city, a Charlottesville Circuit judge has ruled. But the suit was based on an ...

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Defendant entitled to transcript (access required)

An indigent defendant is entitled to a copy of a transcript of a suppression hearing for possible impeachment of witnesses against him, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. The case is a victory in the battle by court-appointed lawyers ...

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Making it easier to sue a business (access required)

Virginia prides itself on being a strongly pro-business state. It may be a surprise, then, to note that during the past year, the generally conservative and business-friendly Supreme Court of Virginia has made it much easier to sue a company. ...

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