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Did she see it coming?

One of my memorable legal experiences was helping to sue a small-town psychic.  Imagine my surprise, a dozen years later, to learn that “Miss Stella” has become a well-known psychic scammer on both coasts. I hadn’t given “Miss Stella” a ...

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Longtime UR Law Prof. Bob Shepherd dies

Robert E. Shepherd Jr. (right), a longtime professor at the University of Richmond law school and an expert on juvenile law, died last night, according to a report from UR Law Dean John G. Douglass. Prof. Shepherd was 71. A ...

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Vick plan doesn’t score with creditors

Major creditors in Michael Vick’s bankruptcy case object to his disclosure statement, saying the statement lacks detail on his finances and on his prospects of returning to the NFL. The Daily Press reports that the disclosure statement, submitted last month, showed ...

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Creditor’s Rights – Hospital Bill – Limitations – Open Account

A hospital-drafted contract that provided a woman’s bill for medical services was “payable in full” in 90 days following discharge was not an “open account,” and the hospital’s suit on the debt is barred under the five-year statute of limitations, ...

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Proposal: No open containers for passengers

You and some old college pals are on your way to Charlottesville or Blacksburg for a big game. You’re the designated driver, so it’s only Co-cola or a cup of joe for you while your buddies in the car enjoy ...

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Creditor’s Rights – Escrow Account – Waterfront Project – Bank ‘Customer’

Saying disappointed investors’ suit, if successful, would make a “shambles” of the banking industry, a Roanoke U.S. District Court dismisses the non-customer investors’ claim that the bank agreed to act as an escrow agent just because it knew the investment ...

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Sign of the times: The return of Ike

I was in a convenience store the other day and the clerk looked into her drawer with puzzlement. “What’s this?” she asked as she pulled out three large coins. I recognized them immediately from my coin-collecting days as a kid: ...

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