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Monthly Archives: May 2007

When Glenn met Phil …

Glenn Lewis, president of the Virginia Bar Association and divorce law expert, is no stranger to television. Lewis (pictured at right) had his own cable TV gig in Fairfax for years. During the Bush-Gore ballot count in 2000, he was ...

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Fiduciary duty claim kicked out of court

The lead story in this week’s issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents a case with a first-impression issue of corporate law. In WAKA LLC v. Humphrey, a case involving an adult kickball league, Fairfax Circuit Judge Leslie M. Alden found ...

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Roanoke, Charleston, W.Va., firms to merge

Spilman, Thomas & Battle PLLC, a 102-lawyer firm based in Charleston, W. Va., has offices in Pennsylvania and North Carolina but not in Virginia. That will change July 1 when Spilman absorbs the seven-lawyer Roanoke firm of Melchionna, Day, Ammar ...

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Civil Procedure – Settlement – Verbal Agreement (access required)

Although an insurance claims adjuster asserts that the parties reached a verbal agreement by telephone that plaintiff would accept $1,500 in full settlement of her claim, the court finds plaintiff did not take additional steps necessary to effectuate the settlement, ...

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Corporate – Fiduciary Duty – LLC – Member- Manager (access required)

Virginia’s Limited Liability Company Act allows members to use their articles of incorporation or operating agreements to define fiduciary relationships among themselves, but the Act itself does not impose such duties, and a member-manager’s legal claims based on such fiduciary ...

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Insurance – Homeowner Coverage – Auto Accident (access required)

An insured has coverage under his homeowner’s policy for injuries allegedly suffered by a woman who was struck by a pickup truck operated by the insured’s nephew, who was on an errand for his uncle at the county landfill, depositing ...

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Real Estate – Restrictive Covenants – Subdivision Roads – Dec Action (access required)

A plaintiff seeks a declaratory judgment that a subdivision’s roads are private and that defendant, Flattop Mountain Landowners Association Inc., has no authority to make any agreement that allows for the use of the roads by non-lot owners, but the ...

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Zoning – BZA Litigation Expenses – Statutory Authority (access required)

Although the Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals contends that for 27 years the county attorney or outside counsel defended BZA decisions at county expense, the BZA has no statutory authority to challenge the county’s decision to no longer fund ...

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Criminal – Burglary – Prior Bad Acts – Same Apartment Complex (access required)

At defendant’s trial for burglary of an apartment, the trial court did not err in admitting an identification of defendant by another apartment dweller who had been burglarized the previous day, and who saw defendant entering another apartment through a ...

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