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Lawyer’s Tortious Interference Suit Dismissed (access required)

In this dispute between two Virginia lawyers who successively represented a family in a civil dispute with a neighbor, an Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses the first lawyer’s suit alleging tortious interference with contract and civil conspiracy against the second ...

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Glenn Lewis suspended by VSB (access required)

Glenn C. Lewis, a leading Northern Virginia divorce lawyer and former president of the Virginia Bar Association, has had his law license yanked by the Virginia State Bar for ignoring its demand for information amid financial troubles and allegations of ...

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New bill favors joint physical custody (access required)

A parent involved in a no-fault divorce would enjoy a presumption favoring joint physical custody of the children under a bill introduced for the 2012 General Assembly session. House Bill 84 was introduced by Del. David Albo, R-Fairfax. The measure ...

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Divorce, Salahi-style

The couple who gained notoriety after crashing a White House state dinner have once again filed for divorce. Pleadings filed by both sides in the breakup of the celebrated Salahis of Warren County offer accusations of abuse and adultery, including ...

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Perry asks judge to order slot on Virginia ballot (access required)

(AP) Texas Gov. Rick Perry filed an emergency motion last Wednesday in federal court seeking to require Virginia’s Board of Elections to place his name on the ballot for the state Republican presidential primary. Perry failed last week to meet ...

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Writ granted on lawyer’s testimony against client (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has granted review in the case of Mario Turner, the defendant convicted with his former defense lawyer’s testimony. Turner’s case surprised some criminal defense lawyers last July, when the Virginia Court of Appeals approved the ...

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‘Sperm donor’ can seek parental rights

A mother whose child was fathered by her live-in boyfriend through assisted conception cannot prevent the father from asking a court to recognize his parental rights, the Virginia Court of Appeals ruled today in Breit v. Mason. Under the Virginia ...

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