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Choice-of-Law Enforced in Translators’ Suit (access required)

In plaintiff linguists’ employment suit against the contractor for whom plaintiffs provided translation services in Kuwait, an Alexandria U.S. District Court denies plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration of the court’s earlier ruling that a Virginia choice-of-law provision in the parties’ contract ...

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Association Wins Condo Assessment Claim (access required)

In this long-running dispute between a combined residential/commercial condominium in Alexandria, and the debtor owner of multiple commercial units, including a street-front restaurant, the bankruptcy court erred in disallowing the condominium association’s claim for the restaurant’s proportionate share of expenses ...

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HOA dues fight generates $50K lawyer bill (access required)

A Dumfries couple who had been fighting a dues assessment by their homeowners association since 2008 won on one count in Alexandria federal court, but lost an appeal of their suit alleging the HOA violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The homeowners ...

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Mom’s Pell Grant counts as income (access required)

A court calculating child support should include a $5,500 education Pell Grant the mother received for her dental assistant studies, the Virginia Court of Appeals said in a first-impression ruling on Sept. 9. Father Michael A. Oley had custody of his three ...

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