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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Appeals court upholds Obamacare in Liberty U challenge

Obamacare’s mandate for employers to provide health insurance to most employees is “no monster,” a panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has decided in upholding the health insurance requirements of the law. The unanimous three-judge panel rejected ...

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Trial lawyers seek to speed access to crash reports

A surprise change in policy for the Virginia State Police has trial lawyers working to try to avoid long delays in getting copies of crash reports for accidents worked by state troopers. As of July 1, the State Police no ...

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Five judicial candidates deemed ‘highly qualified’ (access required)

Five candidates for the U.S. district court judgeship to be vacated by Judge James R. Spencer of Richmond when he takes senior status in March have been rated as “highly qualified” by the Virginia State Bar’s Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee. ...

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Risks of borrowing from 401(k)s (access required)

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More employees are tapping into their 401(k) accounts to pay for medical bills, mortgages and credit card debt. Yet, as Americans’ retirement lives lengthen, they are becoming no less expensive, causing industry experts to worry about a potential new class ...

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VSB council member injured by home intruder

Former Virginia Public Safety Secretary O. Randy Rollins was hospitalized after being stabbed by an intruder in his home Monday, according to a news account. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Rollins, a member of the Virginia State Bar Council, was expected ...

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No late revisions on assignments of error without permission, court says

The Virginia Court of Appeals has re-emphasized its admonition to criminal lawyers: think about the wording of your assignments of error before it is too late. The advice comes in a case that might also stand as a warning about ...

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Court Awards $880K Sanctions Against Lawyer, Client (access required)

A divorcee who persisted in her legal action for an accounting of a trust fund belonging to her ex-husband, despite receiving numerous documents and offers of assistance in document review from his lawyers, is sanctioned, along with her lawyer, for ...

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