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Debtor cannot discharge father’s gift to siblings – $53,680 Verdict (access required)

Frederick J. Bilter, Jr. (debtor) is the brother of the plaintiff. In 1998 the parties’ father was advanced in years and liquidated his real estate and placed the funds in three equal certificates of deposit jointly owned by the debtor ...

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Swine flu scare raises legal issues (access required)

When the swine flu scare hit last week, two large law firms were ready with information and a catalog of legal issues that might arise during a pandemic. Troutman Sanders LLP issued a news release and launched Web pages to ...

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Commonwealth replaces Intoxilyzer machines (access required)

The Intoxilyzer finally is retired. The last state-owned “Intoxilyzer 5000” machines, used by police to perform breath tests on suspected drunken drivers, have been taken out of service, according to a spokesman for the state Department of Forensic Science. DUI ...

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Lawyers who use Fastcase say VSB should keep service (access required)

More than 90 percent of respondents to a Virginia State Bar survey about the Fastcase online research service say the VSB should continue to provide access to the service as a member benefit. Almost three-fourths of the respondents found the ...

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Size of Protection Fund on the rise, as are claims (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Clients’ Protection Fund began modestly in 1976 with a $70,000 appropriation by the VSB Council to establish an account to reimburse clients who had lost money because of the dishonest conduct of a lawyer. There were ...

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Letter to the Editor (access required)

Dear Editor: Regarding the article, “Rate a Doc: Online services prompt some to use privacy agreements,” from your April 6 issue, it’s not only doctors who are concerned about online services that purport to “rate” them—lawyers are concerned as well. ...

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Albemarle cites orchard owner for dump, looks into more (access required)

BATESVILLE – Albemarle County officials say an illegal dump where trash is piled up to 8 feet high is located on a Batesville orchard owner’s property, and they want him to clean it up. County spokeswoman Lee Catlin said April ...

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Sham marriage prompts one-year sentence (access required)

NORFOLK—A former FBI trainee who admitted entering into a sham marriage to gain U.S. citizenship has been sentenced to a year in prison. U.S. District Judge Henry Coke Morgan also revoked 26-year-old Yue Cheng’s U.S. citizenship and canceled her certificate ...

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