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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Divorce decree makes son ‘dependent’ past age 18

A divorce decree that called for a father to continue paying part of his son’s health care coverage until the son was “no longer an eligible dependent” meant the father had to pay past the son’s 18th birthday, the Virginia ...

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Supreme Court upholds limits on public records access

Virginia does not have to extend public-records access to persons outside the commonwealth, the U.S. Supreme Court said today, denying out-of-staters’ requests under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act for records on a child support case and on county real ...

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Rule of Law Awards to honor Janus, Mathews (access required)

The Virginia Law Foundation will present its 2013 Rule of Law Award to the memories of Murray J. Janus and Roderick B. Mathews. The award is given to an individual who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to promoting the rule ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

Effective June 1, 2013, the Fairfax County Circuit Court suspended the law license of Jin-Ho Cynn of Fairfax for six months for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, conflict of interest: general rule, safekeeping property, bar admission and disciplinary ...

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Capital Murder Sentences Upheld (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia denies habeas relief and upholds the death penalty for each of petitioner’s three capital murder convictions committed when he escaped from custody and shot a hospital security officer and a deputy sheriff in 2006 near ...

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Virtual practice: Lawyers hanging a shingle in cyberspace (access required)

Virtual Office desk

In Melissa Howell’s employment law practice, she rarely meets with her clients in her Norfolk office space. Instead, her clients prefer to work with her via phone and email or have her come to them, where she can access employment ...

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