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Fee petition prep questioned

In our week’s worth of trend-spotting, we noted on Tuesday that law firm cutbacks and the recessionary climate may have scrambled firm workloads, with unexpected consequences for lawyers who try to get fee awards approved in court. Bingo. Last month, ...

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Domestic Relations – Spousal Support – Part-Time Work – ‘Elective’ Breast Surgery (access required)

A husband’s complaint that wife should be working full-time after her “elective” bilateral mastectomy is rebuffed by a Fairfax Circuit Court’s opinion that wife’s surgery was “‘elective’ only in the sense that she ‘elected’ to stay alive,” and the court ...

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