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Monthly Archives: September 2008

Criminal – Drug Distribution – Presence At Scene (access required)

On rehearing en banc, the Court of Appeals holds that a defendant who was merely present in the home she shared with her boyfriend when he sold drugs to an undercover officer and who admitted she might have received some ...

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Administrative – Health Planning Agency – COPN – Hospital Project (access required)

A decision by the Virginia State Health Commissioner to deny the competing applications of three different hospitals for Certificates of Public Need to build or add acute care hospital beds in the Williamsburg area is upheld by the Court of ...

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UR law prof gets Fulbright to teach in Beijing (access required)

Joel B. Eisen, a professor at the University of Richmond law school, has received a Fulbright scholarship to teach at the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing, China, in the spring 2009 semester. CUPL, one of ...

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Bankruptcy – Reaffirmation Agreement – Agreement Among Parties (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. Bankruptcy Court rejects a reaffirmation agreement between debtors and their mortgage lender secured by their home, because it does not appear there has been a meeting of the minds of all the parties. It appears from the ...

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Bankruptcy – Reaffirmation Agreement – Deficiencies (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. Bankruptcy Court rejects debtor’s two proffered reaffirmation agreements for failure to comply with 11 U.S.C. § 524(c); Part D, which determines whether the presumption of undue hardship arises, is not completed. In re Aranibar (Mayer, J.) no. ...

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Suit to leave Assembly for job with Williams Mullen (access required)

Del. Terrie Suit announced last week that she is leaving the House of Delegates after nine years to join a major regional lobbying firm. Suit, a Republican elected in 1999 from her district in Virginia Beach, announced her departure from ...

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Bankruptcy – Reaffirmation Agreement – Deficiencies (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. Bankruptcy Court cannot accept debtor’s proposed reaffirmation agreement with Toyota because debtor’s counsel has failed to make certain certifications required for acceptance of the agreement. Section 524(c)(3) of the Bankruptcy Code requires that debtor’s counsel make certain ...

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LeClairRyan opens an office in Connecticut (access required)

LeClairRyan announced last week the opening of an office in New Haven, Conn., with attorneys and staff members from the firm of Tyler Cooper. The office represents a further expansion into the Northeast that began with a four-lawyer office in ...

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Bankruptcy – Financial Course – Completion Certificate – Motion To Reopen (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. Bankruptcy Court lays down the law on motions to reopen bankruptcy cases to belatedly file a certificate of debtor’s completion of the now-required credit counseling: debtor must have a reasonable explanation for prior failure to comply This ...

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Bankruptcy – Claim Objection – Res Judicata (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. Bankruptcy Court grants summary judgment to a creditor asserting over $30,000 in judgment claims against debtor, a real estate investor, and says res judicata bars debtor from again asserting that the creditor won in a prior lawsuit ...

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