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Today’s most appropriate headline

The award for most appropriate headline of the day goes to the Cleveland Plain Dealer (see graphic of today’s front page, at right). The headline writers used one word – Gone. – to sum up the departure of Cleveland Cavaliers ...

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Expunge-worthy?

News item: Two judges in State College, Pa., have had to retract expungement orders submitted by a lawyer trying to clean up his clients’ records. The initial papers ordered all pertinent agencies to remove traces of charges against two people; ...

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Employment Discrimination – Race – Employer – ‘Indirect Subsidiary’ (access required)

In this first-impression case, an Alexandria U.S. District Court says an African-American plaintiff can bring a Title VII race discrimination claim against the indirect subsidiary of an Alaska Native Corporation, which is an “employer” under 43 U.S.C. § 1626(g). In ...

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Consumer Protection – ECOA – VCPA – Fraud – Transmission Repair (access required)

A women who alleged defendant auto repair shop promised to repair the transmission in her 1999 Olds Delta 88 for $750, prior to towing it to the shop, but the shop dismantled the car, refused to fix it without more ...

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Real Estate – Partition – Cohabiting Couple – Subdivision Home (access required)

A couple whose romantic relationship ended cannot partition the home they shared with their child, as the single-family home in a subdivision does not lend itself to partition, and the Hanover Circuit Court gives petitioner the home and orders her ...

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Domestic Relations – PSA Enforcement – Lawyers’ Signatures (access required)

In this case of first impression, a Hanover Circuit Court denies enforcement of a “term sheet” signed by the parties’ lawyers, but not the parties, after negotiations on ED and spousal support. The appellate courts of the commonwealth have not ...

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Cohabiting couple can’t partition home

Kathryn Steenburgh and Glen Weaver bought a house together in 2000. Steenburgh made a down payment of $42,000, and Weaver paid the mortgage and casualty insurance. The couple had a child together. But 10 years later, the thrill was gone. ...

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New chief judge for 23rd Circuit

The judges of the 23rd Judicial Circuit of Virginia unanimously elected William D. Broadhurst as chief judge. His two-year term began July 1. Judge Broadhurst succeeds Charles N. Dorsey as chief judge of the circuit, which includes the City of ...

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