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Assembly Update for Feb. 12, 1996 (access required)

Typical legislator is a male, married, Baptist lawyer Del. William K. Barlow could be called a typical member of the General Assembly. He’s white, he’s a lawyer, he’s a married Baptist in his late 50s and fairly new to the ...

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News in Brief for Feb. 12, 1996 (access required)

Junk-mail lawsuit kicked for lack of jurisdiction ARLINGTON–Ram Avrahami subscribed to U.S. News & World Report last year, a business arrangement he believes was between him and the magazine. But when Avrahami signed up, he provided the magazine something more ...

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Wife loses money put into business (access required)

During a divorce, a wife cannot recoup the $60,000 she contributed to a construction business started while she and her husband were married, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. The husband ran the business, which ultimately failed, but the judge ...

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Beach judges settle p.i. discovery spat (access required)

A Virginia Beach plaintiff’s lawyer is on a one-woman campaign to break open insurance files. For the past six months, Mary Jane Hall has been racking up plaintiff’s wins in a standard discovery contest in personal-injury cases: disclosure of statements ...

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Impoundment may be double jeopardy (access required)

In a case that recalls last year’s brouhaha over the DUI Double Jeopardy defense, the Court of Appeals will consider whether the administrative impoundment of a car owned by a driver charged with driving on a suspended license triggers double ...

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