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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Domestic Relations – Equitable Distribution – Stock Valuation – Retroactive Spousal Support (access required)

In this case involving equitable distribution of the parties’ interests in the Old Dominion Lock Company, owned by husband’s family, the trial court failed to account for the value of company stock gifted to husband by his parents at various ...

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Supreme Court reverses sanctions (access required)

When does zealous representation cross the line and become harassment and unnecessary delay? A circuit judge in Chesterfield County thought filing a third motion to reconsider a pleading to set aside a default judgment was on the harassment side and ...

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U.Va. takes Cuccinelli to court over request for documents

The University of Virginia’s response to Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s demand for information about global warming research is a petition to set aside the “civil investigative demands” served on the school. The Washington Post reports the motion was filed ...

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Jessica Link Martyn awarded League Light Award

Jessica Link Martyn, an associate in the Norfolk office of Troutman Sanders, was awarded the Junior League of Norfolk’s League Light Award at its annual dinner. Martyn, a Junior League member and transfer chair, was honored for her volunteer work ...

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Walking the walk

WILLIAMSBURG–Walmart sometimes takes a beating. How many items have you read where a local preservationist group has banded together to keep a Walmart from being built on some site? The company, on the other hand, has become a national leader ...

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Administrative – Coal-Fired Plant Permit – Carbon Dioxide – Regulated Pollutant (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms a circuit court decision upholding the State Air Pollution Control Board’s issuance of a permit to Dominion to build and operate a coal-fired electric generating power plant in Wise County, in this appeal by the ...

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Criminal – Murder – Firearm Use – Gang Membership (access required)

The Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s second-degree murder conviction because the trial court erred in refusing to allow defendant to question the jury pool about possible gang affiliations to assess bias, to cross-examine a prosecution witness about gang affiliation and ...

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