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Monthly Archives: December 2008

Negligence – Premises Liability – Defective Door Mats (access required)

A visitor to the Dayton Farmers’ Market near Harrisonburg gets another chance to prove her slip-and-fall case as the 4th Circuit reverses summary judgment for the Market, saying a photo of the mats raised an issue of fact of whether ...

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Neo-Nazi a threat to Obama?

Arguing that Roanoke white supremacist William A. White belongs behind bars, a federal prosecutor today raised the suggestion that White posed a threat to President-elect Barack Obama.  In a Chicago courtroom across the street from the Obama presidential transition office, ...

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Inherent authority bill won’t be revived

A short session, money woes and strong opinions on the House Courts of Justice Committee have killed any chance of a legislative resolution next year of the issue of the inherent authority of judges to defer a finding of guilty. ...

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New judgeship requests deferred

Belts continue to tighten in the judicial branch. In compliance with state statutes, the Supreme Court has made its annual report to the General Assembly on the need for new judgeships in the commonwealth. In correspondence Dec. 1 from Supreme ...

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Domestic Relations – Retroactive Child Support – Capital Gains

A Fairfax Circuit Court discounts father’s claim that he did not understand that capital gains would be used in child support calculation and the court orders a retroactive recalculation of child support. Hicks v. Hicks (Fairfax Cir.Ct.) (VLW 008-8-247) (9 ...

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Defamation claim for ‘client complaint’

To the catalogue of actionable statements in the work place, employment lawyers can add a transit company executive’s statement to a plaintiff’s supervisor, alleging receipt of a client complaint against the plaintiff. Pro se plaintiff Emmett Jafari worked for Greater ...

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