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Oral evidence OK to show agent's status (access required)

Parol evidence is admissible to show whether a corporate president was guaranteeing a credit application individually or as an agent of the corporation, a Fairfax circuit judge has ruled. Unless such a document clearly includes or excludes a principal or ...

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N.C. DUI convictions no predicate (access required)

A person cannot be adjudicated an habitual offender in Virginia based upon predicate drunken driving convictions in North Carolina, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. The commonwealth may use DUI convictions from another state in habitual offender proceedings, but ...

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Smith files for VSB race (access required)

Richmond attorney Michael W. Smith has become the first and, so far, only candidate for president-elect of the Virginia State Bar for the 1994-95 term. Smith, 49, does not have specific goals for a possible presidency, he said. Rather, he ...

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Venue: Covington (access required)

Covington attorney William T. Wilson said that often, people think of Covington as a “smelly mill town.” And he may be right. Covington is visually a mill town. As drivers crest the last hill on the road into town, industry ...

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"Rocket docket" sets own discovery rules… (access required)

By Robert SmithMidford, News Editor The federal courts in Virginia’s Eastern District have opted out of several discovery rules which went into effect nationally last week. The reason? Judges don’t want the revisions to slow down the so-called “rocket docket.” ...

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