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Daily Archives: September 14, 2009

Supreme Court hears contempt cases

At least three justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia appeared skeptical today that two attorneys had demonstrated an intent to obstruct or interrupt justice when they directed their clients not to appear for trial of a misdemeanor appeal after ...

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A Perry Mason moment (access required)

Attorneys may dream of a “Perry Mason moment,” when they electrify an audience by revealing the criminal is not their client, but someone else right there in the courtroom. Erle Stanley Gardner’s TV lawyer specialized in such turn-abouts. And conveniently, ...

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Chinese drywall claim can proceed (access required)

A Virginia couple seeking insurance coverage damage caused by Chinese drywall in their house can go forward with their claim against their insurance company, a Virginia Beach circuit judge ruled in what may be the first court decision in the ...

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Premarital agreement was unenforceable (access required)

Billy W. Chaplain admitted telling his wife-to-be in August 1997 that he didn’t have much money when he asked her to sign a premarital agreement. In fact, he had a net worth of $20 million, and his failure to disclose ...

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Court system escapes Kaine budget cuts (access required)

Virginia’s judicial branch escaped the latest round of state government budget cuts, but executive agencies that work with the judiciary were not as fortunate, and the head of one judiciary agency anticipates word of cuts for his department. “We’ll find ...

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When do you hire a business manager to oversee your firm? (access required)

Most people in law firm management at small to medium-size firms came up through the ranks. They started out handling simple things and slowly took over more and more of the daily duties that were handled by the owner. When ...

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Is stealing time harder than it used to be? (access required)

If an employer provides an employee with a vehicle, it’s possible for the company to know where the employee is whenever he or she uses it. A construction superintendent told me he received a call from his home office one ...

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Corporate – Annual Meeting – Membership – Dues Payment (access required)

Granting a petition of members of the American Greek Community of Charlottesville, a Charlottesville Circuit Court approves a Notice of Special Meeting of Members, and concludes that the corporation was not legally terminated until September 2008, and members entitled to ...

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Work starts on $9.1M project at Virginia War Memorial (access required)

A $9.1 million construction project at the Virginia War Memorial will help honor the sacrifices of the state’s military veterans between the annual gatherings for Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Pearl Harbor Day. Site work started July 1 on The ...

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