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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Budget woes detailed for house committee (access required)

ROANOKE—In dismaying detail, legislative budget writers got their fullest look last week at a darkening fiscal crisis that will soon force them to cut government priorities once held harmless. “You are at the juncture where all the low-hanging fruit is ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On October 24, 2008, a Virginia State Bar Third District Subcommittee publicly reprimanded Kristina Marie K. Fitzgerald with terms for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, declining or terminating representation, candor toward the tribunal, and misconduct involving dishonesty, fraud, ...

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Summary Affirmances (access required)

In the following administrative agency appeals, the Court of Appeals has summarily affirmed based on reasoning of the agency decision: Dominion Va. Power v. Flora, No. 1409-08-1, Nov. 4, 2008, upholding a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Commission that claimant ...

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Domestic Relations – Child Support – Guideline Amount (access required)

The Court of Appeals reverses a child support award and remands the case for the trial court to provide written findings for any support award greater than the statutory guideline amount. Father filed a motion to reduce child support because ...

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Domestic Relations – Marital Real Estate – Valuation – Tax Assessment (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds an equitable distribution award that used a valuation of real estate by the commissioner in chancery based on the appraisal presented by husband, as opposed to wife’s testimony about valuation. The record demonstrates that wife ...

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Domestic Relations – Spousal Support – Imputed Income (access required)

A divorce court did not err in declining to impute income to a mother of four children, aged two to 10 years old, who had stayed home to care for the children by agreement of the parties, the Court of ...

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Domestic Relations – Adoption Petition – Attorney’s Fees (access required)

A trial court had no statutory authority to award attorney’s fees to appellee upon dismissal of a couple’s petition for adoption, and the Court of Appeals reverses the trial court decision. Appellants filed a petition for adoption pursuant to Chapter ...

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