The attorney general’s office is sponsoring a legislative fix to a problem that it doesn’t believe really exists. The issue is the practice of having nonlawyers sign motions to hold in contempt parents who are delinquent in their support obligations. ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: January 2008
Divorce lawyers looking for a benchmark for monetary awards may want to check out a recent Court of Appeals case. Lawyers know there is no rule requiring a 50-50 split of marital property. But arguments about who contributed what to ...Read More »
Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. noted that the University of Virginia Health Services Foundation pays annual bonuses ranging from $70,000 to more than $850,000 to physicians who work at U.Va. Hospital. “To me, it raises a big eyebrow,” Hassell ...Read More »
Attorneys for opponents of regional transportation authorities told the Supreme Court of Virginia today that the General Assembly cannot delegate the power to impose taxes to non-elected bodies. William G. Broaddus, responding for the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, countered that ...
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How much does a cop’s disclaimer count when deciding whether a suspect is actually in custody? Not much in a recent 4th Circuit case. FBI agents, some 23 strong, burst into the Chesapeake home of Willoughby Warren Colonna IV, a/k/a ...Read More »
Lawyers trying to get a decision on the merits in the Virginia Court of Appeals know they have to clear the hurdle of Rule 5A:18, which makes sure the trial court had a chance to consider any claim of error ...Read More »