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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Contract – Purchase Option – Condo Project – Fair Market Value (access required)

In this suit for specific performance filed by an LLC requesting that defendants convey their partnership interests in the Lee School Lofts Partnership to Lee School at the price purportedly dictated by the Limited Partnership Agreement, a Richmond U.S. District ...

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Civil Procedure – Legal Malpractice – Estate’s Attorney (access required)

A sole testamentary beneficiary, in her individual capacity, may not maintain a legal malpractice action against the attorney for the estate for the attorney’s allegedly negligent services to the estate, says the Supreme Court of Virginia; the high court also ...

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Gibney’s hearing is tomorrow

Richmond lawyer John A. Gibney, nominated by President Obama for a seat on the federal bench, has a date with the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow. According to the committee’s website, Gibney comes up April 28 at 2:30 p.m. A webcast ...

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Bring the court down to earth, GMU profs argue

Two George Mason University law school professors have the audacity to suggest that the U.S. Supreme Court justices have become a bunch of spotlight-chasing celebrities. This contention, by Professors Craig Lerner and Nelson Lund, is no mere cocktail chatter or ...

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Portsmouth court group to celebrate

Friends of the Portsmouth Juvenile Court, Inc., a court support organization, will recognize some of its valued leaders and supporters on Saturday. An awards ceremony at the Chesapeake Conference Center will honor former board president Horace Savage and other Friends ...

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Criminal – Firearm Possession – Domestic Violence Misdemeanor (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court says a statute that prohibits weapon possession by a man convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence is not an unconstitutional infringement on his Second Amendment rights, although an unpublished appellate opinion lends some support to the ...

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VTLA, APABA announce endorsements

Two more bar groups have announced their endorsements for two federal court vacancies. The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association found U.S. Magistrate Judge M. Hannah Lauck highly qualified for a U.S. District Court seat in Norfolk. The VTLA found Linda S. ...

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