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Legal materials needed (access required)

The Virginia Model Project is a book drive to collect legal materials for institutions in Estonia and Poland. The following list gives general guidance as to the most useful books: * Case reporters and casebooks are not helpful. The exception ...

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Last-minute push saves IOLTA (access required)

Despite seemingly strong support when first introduced, a bill to roll back the Supreme Court’s mandatory IOLTA rule was stopped in the House banking committee last Thursday. The House Corporations, Insurance and Banking committee voted 10-8, with three abstentions, to ...

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Do tougher DUI laws matter? (access required)

Following last Thursday’s House of Delegates passage of a DUI bill that would make Virginia’s drunken driving laws among the strongest in the nation (see sidebar), the question arises of how effective the measure would be if signed into law. ...

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BAC may go to .08 (access required)

Last Thursday, the House of Delegates passed a bill that would make Virginia’s drunken driving laws among the strongest in the nation. Among the provisions of House Bill 365, sponsored by House Majority Leader Del. C. Richard Cranwell, D-Vinton, are ...

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"Low-level" workers may be contacted (access required)

A plaintiff’s lawyer suing for a railroad employee’s alleged on-the-job injury may contact “low-level” employees of the defendant railroad to investigate the plaintiff’s case, a Roanoke City circuit judge has ruled. The defendant railroad in the suit under the Federal ...

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Nine-year delay too long for speedy trial (access required)

A nine-year delay between indictment and trial in a drug case violates constitutional guarantees to a speedy trial, a Pittsylvania circuit judge has held in a bench ruling. The case-Pyron v. Commonwealth (no written opinion available)-involved a 1985 indictment for ...

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