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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Child’s Best Interests Mean Termination of Rights (access required)

Evidence that six of mother’s seven children were removed from her care, and that several of the children suffered from shaken baby syndrome, including one child who died at age four, and that a New Jersey court recently terminated mother’s ...

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Suit against Saltville police officer advances

A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss civil claims against a police officer involved in a Saltville incident that started with a speeding ticket and ended with a whole family going to jail. U.S. District Judge James P. ...

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History of Condo Flooding is ‘Adverse Fact’ (access required)

Buyers of a Charlottesville townhouse can sue the part-owner/real estate agent for failure to disclosure adverse material facts, based on allegations the agent knew of and failed to disclose a history of flooding at the residence; even though the flooding ...

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Trendspotting 2011

Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to present our annual exercise in crystal-balling and tea-leaf parsing, our Trendspotting issue. We identified five different areas of interest – The Marketplace, Law Practice, The Courts, Technology and Case Law. Each day last week, ...

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Landlord tries to recover from tenant’s guarantor – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff landlord, Reese Merrifalls LLC, sought to hold defendant guarantor, Ray Park, liable under a lease guaranty dated May 17, 2002. The term of theA lease defendant guaranteed was until May of 2007, with an option to extend for five ...

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