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High court rules on Padilla advice (access required)

Criminal lawyers who counsel clients about possible immigration consequences got some guidance from the Supreme Court of Virginia in two cases decided Oct. 29. In one case, the lawyer hit the right marks in advising his client about possible deportation. ...

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Vet sanction upheld for dog surgery (access required)

A Virginia veterinarian can be sanctioned for a single instance of improper treatment, the Supreme Court of Virginia said in an unpublished order released on Oct. 8. Dr. Lori Leonard faced a reprimand and fine after she admitted to performing ...

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Contract did not convey life estate (access required)

Two generations of a family thought they could live together, but they wound up in court when the older couple said the younger couple was restricting their access to the shared property. A contract signed by Robert and Vickie Beeman ...

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