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Wife's affair prompts distress claim (access required)

A Northampton County man may go forward with his emotional distress claim against a psychologist who originally provided marriage counseling to the man and his wife, but who later, during solo counseling with the wife, began an affair with and ...

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"Caretaker function" not a basis for stop (access required)

A state trooper’s desire to find out if a motorist was having any mechanical difficulty was not a justifiable reason to stop the motorist’s pickup truck, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. In overturning the defendant’s drunken driving conviction, ...

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DNA database makes "cold hit" (access required)

Virginia’s DNA matching system made its first “cold hit” – a match between crime scene evidence and a genetic sample in state forensic records – and provided probable cause for the arrest of a rape suspect. The case comes as ...

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Richmond med-mal lawyers change firm (access required)

Last Friday, a group of medical malpractice defense attorneys moved their practices from a medium-sized Richmond law firm to a larger Richmond-based firm. Three attorneys and their support staff left Russell, Cantor, Arkema & Edmonds to join Wright, Robinson, McCammon, ...

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ECOA case affirmed (access required)

The past year has seen the development of a new defense to suits on loan guarantees based on the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1691 et seq. Typically, a wife will resist an attempt to collect on her ...

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