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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Breakfast with the judge, and more

Senior U.S. District Judge Glen M. Williams now can add “interpreter and host” to his lengthy resume. Steve Minor directed our attention to a travelogue by New York writer Thomas Beller in Travel + Leisure magazine that features conversations with ...

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Breakfast with the judge, and more

Senior U.S. District Judge Glen M. Williams now can add “interpreter and host” to his lengthy resume. Steve Minor directed our attention to a travelogue by New York writer Thomas Beller in Travel + Leisure magazine that features conversations with ...

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Contract – Parking Lot Design – Economic Loss Rule

A parking lot designer cannot use the “economic loss rule” to persuade a Fairfax Circuit Court to dismiss plaintiff recycling business’s suit alleging breach of contract/professional negligence. Central Park Drive LLC v. Rinker Design Assocs. (Fairfax Cir. Ct.) (VLW 008-8-181) ...

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Character Evidence (access required)

Martin F. Clark Jr. – the Patrick County Circuit judge steadily earning fame as a novelist – liberally salted his latest work with recognizable references to people and events around his home town of Stuart. As word spreads about “The ...

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Gov. Kaine taps Millette and Powell (access required)

LeRoy F. Millette Jr., Cleo E. Powell and James C. Dimitri now have three of the most prestigious and powerful judicial posts in the state. The question is whether they’ll have them on Feb. 16. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine elevated ...

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High court endorses ‘Principles of Professionalism’ (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has endorsed Principles of Professionalism that their proponents believe “express the ideals of courtesy to which Virginia lawyers should aspire.” The project was championed by former Virginia Bar Association President William R. Van Buren of ...

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Real Estate – Church Property – Episcopal Church Split – Contracts Clause (access required)

In this dispute over property claimed by both the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and the national church, and 11 breakaway congregations, a Fairfax Circuit Court rejects ECUSA/Diocese’s contention that Va. Code § 57-9, which governs determination of property rights on ...

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Real Estate – Church Property – Episcopal Church Split – Waiver (access required)

In this dispute over property claimed by both the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and the national church, and 11 breakaway congregations, a Fairfax Circuit Court holds that the ECUSA/Diocese may not assert at the October trial that the breakaway congregations ...

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Real Estate – Assessment – Property Owner Petition – Tax Levy (access required)

A New Kent County Circuit Court rejects property owners’ petition challenging the reassessment of real estate in the county under Va. Code § 58.1-3003. Property owners filed a petition with Commonwealth’s Attorney C. Linwood Gregory under Code § 58.1-3003 that ...

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Administrative – In-State Tuition – Domiciliary Status – GMU (access required)

A rising junior at George Mason University who lived in Virginia as a child, moved to Montana with her parents but continued to visit friends and family in Virginia, then “declard her independence” and returned to Virginia to attend GMU, ...

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