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No Lawyer Fee Award For Support Hike (access required)

Even though a wife won an increase in spousal support after a final divorce decree, she could not collect her attorney’s fees for that effort, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. After increasing the wife’s support award by $300 per ...

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Movers Can Be Sued For Damage To Home (access required)

A Charlottesville couple whose home allegedly was damaged by movers during a move from Washington, D.C., can sue the moving company for negligence, a U.S. District Judge in Charlottesville has ruled. Although the couple’s other tort claims and claims for ...

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No Recusal For Former Prosecutor (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court judge need not have recused himself from hearing a probation revocation proceeding for a defendant convicted of cocaine possession when the judge was the elected commonwealth’s attorney in Norfolk, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled. ...

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General Assembly Re-Elects Judges (access required)

The Virginia General Assembly has moved quickly to re-elect most of the incumbent judges it interviewed last December, ending the brief period of suspense for that select group. On Jan. 20, the House and Senate approved the following judges for ...

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