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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Divorce cases: when and how to use vocational experts (access required)

WILLIAMSBURG — The easiest way to get a divorce court to impute income to a spouse is to show the spouse chose to leave a specific, higher-paying job. A case in point came down last week, when the Virginia Court ...

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How to conduct your own technology audit (access required)

By Lee S. Rosen Technology gurus have spent years marketing, selling, and convincing us to add more and more technological tools to our lives. Many of us are old enough to remember that when we began our law practices, we ...

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Inmate indicted for unsolved murders, rape from the 1980s (access required)

ROANOKE—A grand jury has returned indictments against a prison inmate whom prosecutors linked through DNA evidence to two unsolved murders and a rape from the 1980s. The Roanoke Circuit Court panel charged William Ray Hagy, who is serving a 50-year ...

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U.Va. drops sign ban (access required)

“Our football team needs our support right now and that should be our collective focus. With that in mind, I am repealing immediately the policy prohibiting signs, banners and flags in all athletics venues.” So said U.Va. athletics director Craig ...

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Wilkins leaves 4th Circuit for South Carolina law firm (access required)

COLUMBIA, S.C.—Former 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge William “Billy”’ Wilkins is joining a Columbia law firm as a partner. Nexsen Pruet board chairman Leighton Lord said Monday that Wilkins will work in the firm’s office in Greenville, ...

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Loudoun to assist employees in buyed foreclosed homes (access required)

LEESBURG—Loudoun County officials are coming up with plans to help public employees buy foreclosed homes. The program would provide $5,000 grants to county and school system workers to use in purchasing a foreclosed property in the county. Officials are working ...

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Supreme Court nixes appeal of ex-prof (access required)

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from a former Florida professor once accused of being a top Palestinian terrorist. The high court’s decision last week means that Sami Al-Arian, who once taught at the University of South ...

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Department store loses effort to arbitrate employee claim (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia again rejected by unpublished order the contention of Dillard’s Inc. that malicious prosecution complaints filed by two former employees had to be decided by arbitration. This time, the decision in Dillard’s Inc. v. Judkins, Record ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On June 6, 2008, a three-judge court of the Virginia Beach Circuit Court reinstated a public admonition on Virginia Beach lawyer Clarence J. Ball III for violating a professional rule that governs safekeeping property. According to the VSB, the matter ...

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Insurance – Auto Accident – Subrogation – Accord & Satisfaction (access required)

A p.i. defendant who sent a check for 10 percent of what a carrier wanted, with a letter addressed “To Whom It May Concern,” lacked good faith and a Newport News Circuit Court rejects defendant’s defense of accord and satisfaction. ...

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