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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Court clerk sounds tax fraud alarm (access required)

The troubled housing market is creating headaches for court clerks and real estate professionals in the assessment of recordation taxes. Fairfax County Circuit Court Clerk John T. Frey addressed one of those problems in a detailed letter sent to “Land ...

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Rohrstaff becomes new president of the VTLA (access required)

Growing up in the 1950s and early 1960s in a small town in Texas, Sandra Rohrstaff never thought about working at anything other than the jobs educated women had at the time: nurse, teacher or secretary. “It never occurred to ...

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‘Illegal act’ bars coverage (access required)

Roderick A. Bailey lost control of his motorcycle in July 2005 in Buchanan County and incurred more than $100,000 in medical expenses from the single-vehicle crash. Bailey sought coverage for the medical bills under his Anthem Individual KeyCare Plan, but ...

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Researchers win $2M defamation award (access required)

A jury has returned verdicts totaling $2 million for two former psychologists at Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg who contended that two top officials at the hospital defamed them. The plaintiffs are Douglas M. Gross, director of psychology at the ...

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‘Legal Food Frenzy’ satisfies hunger to give (access required)

The first legal food frenzies in Hampton Roads in the early 1990s were scheduled at the end of March because that had been a slow time during the year for contributions to food banks. That’s still true and with the ...

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Malpractice claim dismissed in Wintergreen case (access required)

McGuireWoods LLP cannot be held liable for legal malpractice because it failed to file the transcript in an appeal of an $8.3 million verdict against the Winter-green ski resort. Richmond Circuit Judge Melvin R. Hughes Jr. reached that conclusion earlier ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

New Associations S. Scott Lieberman has joined the Norfolk office of Williams Mullen as an associate. Scott W. Kowalski has joined the Lynchburg law firm of Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards as a principal. The Richmond office of Bowman and ...

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