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Assembly expands sanctions for spoliation (access required)

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Penalties for missing evidence could become more common in Virginia courts. Legislation now awaiting approval by Gov. Ralph Northam would allow juries to infer that missing evidence is unfavorable if a party handled the evidence in a “reckless” manner. In ...

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Are you managing your time, or is it managing you? (access required)

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By Susan Letterman White BridgeTower Media Newswires Too many people have too many demands for their time. It may feel as if there is no longer the time to distinguish between important and urgent items on your massive “to-do” list ...

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Charlottesville is ahead of the curve on bail reform

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By Daniel Berti Capital News Service (AP) When someone is charged with a crime, prosecutors and judges want to make sure the defendant shows up for court. So they usually require the person to put up cash bail — money ...

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Bill closes ‘malpractice trap’ in contract actions (access required)

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Legislation approved by the General Assembly should close a little-noticed gap in the statutes that set out Virginia’s limitations periods for contract actions. The well-understood general rule for Virginia contract actions is that the deadline is five years for a ...

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