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Exercising a purchase option: A case study (access required)

A tenant who wanted to buy the home she was renting could exercise her purchase option “until June 2004” by notifying the landlord on May 5 that she wanted to buy. The tenant did not have to present a sales ...

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Stagnant home market leads to free upgrades, other come-ons (access required)

For years, homebuilders kept up with pent-up demand for housing by constructing units at breakneck speed. Now many of those homes sit empty, while property owners turn to gimmicks to shed the real estate. Welcome to the new paradigm of ...

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Lawyers in the News (402321) (access required)

Two attorneys have joined The Dickerson and Smith Law Group in Virginia Beach. P. Todd Sartwell will focus his practice on civil litigation, criminal defense and personal injury. He received his law degree from the Regent University law school and ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

Five real estate attorneys have joined the Richmond office of Williams Mullen. Steven D. Delaney and Jennifer Hawkins McCarthy have joined the firm as partners, and Mark J. Kronenthal II and Lauren M. Thomas have joined as associates. The group ...

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Note to procrastinators: April 17, Tax Day, is nigh (access required)

If you’re like me and you still haven’t found the time or the patience to file your federal income tax return, there are a few things to keep in mind when you do finally get around to crunching the numbers ...

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J. Jay Corson IV, former VSB president, dies at 71 (access required)

J. Jay Corson IV, a former president of the Virginia State Bar and a retired partner at McGuireWoods LLP, died March 27 of congestive heart failure at his home in Oakton. Mr. Corson, 71, represented defendants and insurance companies in ...

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Fairfax prosecutor Horan to retire?

Longtime Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney Bob Horan may retire. Horan, 74, told the Washington Post that he is considering not running for reelection. He has a Friday deadline to decide whether to stand as the Democratic candidate for the position. The ...

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Oakey, U.Va. center to get VSB’s pro bono award

The Virginia State Bar has named two winners for its 2007 Lewis F. Powell Pro Bono Award: John M. Oakey Jr. and volunteers at the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center at the University of Virginia law school. Since his retirement ...

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Jury decides for defendants in med mal retrial

The 2005 Supreme Court of Virginia case that defined what constitutes an “active clinical practice” for expert witnesses in medical malpractice cases has ended in a second defense verdict. Elizabeth Hinkley filed suit against two obstetricians and their practice in ...

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