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Yearly Archives: 2008

Real Estate – Fraud – Easement Disclosure – Neighbors’ Contract (access required)

Two sisters whose contractor neighbor on the adjacent lot agreed to build a house on the sisters’ lot, but who allegedly did not learn of an easement the contractor added before closing that kept the sisters from using one-third of ...

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Downtown diners and courthouse cafes (access required)

Preparing for an out-of-town hearing or trial should involve more than just legal research and argument outlines, according to traveling lawyers from around Virginia. Several attorneys we contacted said knowing the local perspective on dining could be crucial to your ...

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Real Estate – Contract – Deposit With Auctioneer (access required)

A real estate buyer proved fraud by showing defendant auctioneer put the buyer’s deposits in a trust account and promptly wrote checks covering his own expenses for much of those funds; a Norfolk Circuit Court awards the buyer $10,000 in ...

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Negligence – P.I. Suit – Lawyer Lien – Notice (access required)

A lawyer who claims a lien on a client’s personal injury settlement may amend his pleadings to assert that he gave written notice of his claim of statutory lien under Va. Code § 54.1-3932, as indicated in correspondence attached as ...

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Workers’ Comp – Limitations – Claim By Letter – Slip & Fall (access required)

A truck driver who slipped and fell on ice while making a delivery in February 2004, and who initially received workers’ comp for his scalp laceration and cervical strain, filed a valid claim for back injury through correspondence from his ...

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Bankruptcy – Social Security – Setoff Recovery – Tax Refund (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. Bankruptcy Court denies debtors’ request for recovery of a setoff by the U.S. Social Security Administration of debtors’ 2006 federal tax refund against money debtors owed SSA for overpayment of benefits from 2005 until 2004. Debtors assert ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

Two attorneys have joined the law firm of Sands, Anderson, Marks & Miller. Tania M. L. Saylor has joined the business and professional litigation practice team in the firm’s McLean office. Saylor focuses her practice on commercial and tort litigation, ...

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Caroline County opens I-95 visitors center (access required)

BOWLING GREEN—Caroline County officials have opened a $2.6 million visitors center off Interstate 95. Visitors who stop into the 7,000-square-foot building off Exit 104 will learn that the county is the birthplace of renowned racehorse Secretariat, the site of the ...

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Kaine to consider correction to Va. Tech shootings report (access required)

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine says he will consider making corrections to the report issued by the panel that investigated the Virginia Tech mass shootings after meeting with victims and family members over the weekend. Kaine said the private meetings made ...

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Bankruptcy – Plan Confirmation – Ch. 13 – Vehicle Surrender (access required)

A debtor’s payments to the Chapter 13 trustee on the 2000 Lincoln LS that she originally intended to retain and the trustee should forward those payments to the dealer for whom the vehicle is collateral before the plan can be ...

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