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Zooming witnesses: Best practices for ‘remote’ interviews during pandemic (access required)

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It’s easy to rattle off a list of the disadvantages of conducting an important meeting, interview, deposition or even court hearing using Zoom or other videoconferencing tools. There are technical issues, security concerns, challenges in dealing with documents and exhibits, ...

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Driver who failed to see motorcyclist not ‘reckless’ (access required)

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A Virginia Court of Appeals panel majority says a driver could not be guilty of reckless driving when the evidence showed only that he failed to see a stopped motorcyclist in time to avoid a fatal collision. The court overturned ...

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4th Circuit clashes over ‘exigent circumstances’ doctrine (access required)

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Charges against a Virginia man who was subjected to a warrantless search and seizure will be dropped after a full panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the search violated in the Fourth Amendment in a ...

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Courts struggle on plans for resumed jury trials (access required)

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Virginia judges, lawyers and court officials in various roles expressed frustration this month as they tried to assemble individual local plans for the resumption of jury trials. Many courts have submitted plans, but apparently none had been approved by the ...

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Supreme Court splits on eviction delay power (access required)

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A divided Supreme Court of Virginia has acceded to a request from the governor to institute a second suspension of Virginia eviction proceedings. The new, four-week freeze was welcomed by legal aid housing advocates, but the court’s Aug. 7 published ...

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