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Juror can be struck for wealth (access required)

A black rape defendant can strike a prominent white business executive from a jury because his lawyer thought the businessman could not “relate to a person of the defendant’s standing,” the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. The defense lawyer’s ...

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Showdown on closings: UPL #183 (access required)

By Baker McClanahan, News Editor WINTERGREEN – Real estate closings are simple events that merely involve the completion of preprinted forms and require no legal advice. At least, that argument is what groups purporting to speak for Virginia’s banks, realtors ...

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