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Liquidated damages for sub reversed

A federal contractor was not entitled to liquidated damages from a subcontractor it hired for grounds maintenance, the Supreme Court of Virginia said on Oct. 22. The contractor, Baistar Mechanical Inc., was hired by the federal government to care for ...

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Drug dog alert supported search

Prosecutors proved that police dog Falco Two was reliable in alerting to drugs in a case decided Dec. 10 by the Supreme Court of Virginia. The dog’s handler detailed the dog’s training and experience, and the K-9 officer had the ...

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Judge reviews released in 2015 JPE reports

Twenty-five Virginia trial judges have received their report cards. The Virginia General Assembly has released the 2015 Judicial Performance Evaluation Reports, delivered by the Supreme Court of Virginia on Dec. 1, pursuant to statute. Reports were prepared for 25 judges ...

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Counting car-lengths for contrib

A round of finger-pointing after a rush-hour car crash should be sorted out by a jury, the Supreme Court of Virginia said in a Dec. 3 ruling on contributory negligence. The middle car in the three-car pileup was squeezed from ...

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