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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Summary Dispositions (access required)

The Virginia Court of Appeals has decided the following cases in summary dispositions affirming the reasoning of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission: Cooper v. BB&T Corp., Record No. 1083-07-4, Sept. 4, 2007, affirming a decision that claimant failed to prove ...

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Off the hook (access required)

A Virginia Beach-based bank has lost the latest round in its attempt to gain insurance coverage for two class action suits accusing it of sending junk faxes. The suits seek millions of dollars in damages for violations of the federal ...

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Mental health reform already on the agenda (access required)

Before April 16, mental health policy was such a complex area of the law that legislators tried to avoid it at all costs, according to Del. Phillip A. Hamilton, the Newport News Republican who chairs the House Health, Welfare and ...

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Honoring those behind the scenes (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to honor the commonwealth’s “Unsung Legal Heroes.” Lawyers in Virginia do terrific work. But many professionals in law offices, who work behind the scenes to make it all happen, often do not get recognition for ...

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Concealed weapon convictions reversed

A box cutter is not a weapon and a pistol is no longer “about the person” if its owner immediately moves away from it after placing it in a car console, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled today in reversing ...

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Neighbor’s tree may be fair game, Supreme Court says

Overruling a 68 year-old precedent, the Supreme Court of Virginia has uprooted a rule that limited a neighbor’s remedies when confronted by the tree next door. In a case from Fairfax Circuit Court, Richard Fancher sued townhouse neighbor Joseph Fagella, ...

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Hearts no longer aflame, but prenup holds

Was it a grand gesture on a moonlit night? That first flush of new parenthood? We don’t really get the details in Miller v. Miller, decided yesterday by the Virginia Court of Appeals. But we do know now that just ...

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