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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Foreclosure Fight Remanded to State Court (access required)

A plaintiff who appealed an unlawful detainer decision against him in state court and then filed his own quiet title action can defeat defendant mortgage association’s federal court removal of plaintiff’s quiet title action under the “prior exclusive jurisdiction doctrine,” ...

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Oliver Hill home gets new lease on life

SALEM – The renovated childhood home of famed civil rights pioneer Oliver Hill will be active once again with a new plan for mentoring and tutoring of Roanoke school students. Big Brothers Big Sisters is partnering with the Roanoke City ...

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St. John named chief judge of bankruptcy court

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stephen C. St. John has been selected as chief judge for the Eastern District. The designation, effective Jan. 1, was made by the district judges of the district. St. John is the first chief from the Norfolk ...

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Carrier Must Pay UIM Offered By Mistake (access required)

Although plaintiff’s insurance carrier mistakenly offered underinsured motorist coverage policy limits, the carrier nevertheless is bound by its offer of $25,000 UIM policy limits, in addition to the $100,000 liability coverage offered by defendant in the underlying auto accident case, ...

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Support Change Clause Not ‘Self-Executing’ (access required)

A 1999 property settlement agreement stating husband could reduce his monthly child support from $1,500 to $1,050 per month if, “through no fault” of his, he lost his supplemental income as a consultant, was not self-executing, and the husband owes ...

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