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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Caveat emptor lives (access required)

A Virginia Beach circuit judge ordered rescission of a contract to purchase a home after concluding that the seller had painted over mold to divert the buyers from making the inquiries a prudent person ought to make. The judge ordered ...

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Virginia Beach lawyer Ken Geroe dies

Ken Geroe, a former Portsmouth prosecutor and a partner in the Virginia Beach firm of Brydges, Geroe, Rosenblatt & O’Brien PLLC, has died while undergoing liver transplant surgery at the VCU Medical Center in Richmond. He was 56. Mr. Geroe ...

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Just how hot is it?

Triple digits. A heat index around 115. High ozone levels. Humidity somewhere north of 90 percent. It’s brutal out there. You step outside on the deck at quarter to 10 (like I did last night) and it’s 90.4 degrees. Or, ...

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Can’t regulate number of law students, ABA says

The American Bar Association has told Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, that its role in accrediting law schools is to make sure that those schools produce graduates who can be lawyers, not to regulate the number of lawyers based on ...

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Surrender your identity in one step with Google passwords (access required)

So I was sending out rapid-fire emails yesterday morning like I do every day, and after a few hours I started to wonder why no one was writing back. To my horror, I realized that I was sending out all ...

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New guardianship statute applies to multiple courts (access required)

Modern families are blended, extended, even over-extended. They have to find ways to care for each other over time and distance. Providing care for an elderly relative in declining health is challenging under the best of circumstances. It gets even ...

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Governor says he’s ready to appoint judges

Gov. Bob McDonnell says he’s waited long enough for the General Assembly to fill vacant Virginia judgeships — he’s ready to do it himself. Saying citizens  cannot afford further delay, McDonnell wrote to legislative leaders Thursday, urging the Assembly to ...

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Suspension Revoked for Larceny, No Restitution (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms the trial court’s revocation of two years of defendant’s suspended sentence after the commonwealth presented evidence of defendant’s failure to pay restitution and a new conviction for petit larceny; defendant failed to preserve his notice ...

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