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Yearly Archives: 2011

Financing a transition (access required)

Senior partners want to retire. Emerging leaders want a greater stake in their companies and a say in their direction. Everybody wants some assurance of financial stability now and in the future. In good times, funding retirement and leadership transition ...

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Antique Vehicle Collection is Illegal Junk Yard (access required)

Although a property owner says the antique vehicle collection on his Fairfax County property is his hobby, the Fairfax Circuit Court upholds the Board of Zoning Appeals decision that the collection is an illegal junk yard under the local zoning ...

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Prosecutor charged with DUI

A lawyer in the Spotsylvania County commonwealth’s attorney’s office is charged with driving under the influence after being involved in a three-vehicle accident. The Free Lance-Star reports Amy Marie Harper, 38, of Fredericksburg has been suspended by boss Bill Neely, ...

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Important Opinions: January – December 2011 (access required)

In this week’s paper, the final edition of Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 2011, we present the Most Important Opinions that we have featured from this year. You’ll find more than 320 cases highlighted, from January to December. See the list. ...

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Editorial: Keep public notices in print

When the 2012 General Assembly convenes next month, expect to see several bills designed to change the time-tested way that people in the commonwealth keep informed about their government. The bills would change Virginia’s laws on public notices, moving them ...

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Former HOA president’s emails were defamatory – $9,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff Sondra Cornwell filed a defamation per se case, alleging that she was defamed by four emails written and published by defendant James Ruggieri. The emails alleged that Cornwell had stolen homeowner association (HOA) funds five years earlier. Ruggieri was ...

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Woman suffered TBI in crash – $1,650,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff sustained a mild traumatic brain injury and injuries to her neck and shoulder in a motor vehicle accident. Plaintiff’s brain injury resulted in numerous deficits. She experienced problems with short-term memory, inattention, executive dysfunction and mood dysfunction including ...

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