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Support waived, but contempt for nonpayment (access required)

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A husband could be cited for contempt for failure to make agreed-upon periodic payments to his ex-wife, even though she waived spousal support in language incorporated into their final divorce decree. The husband could not avoid the contempt citation by ...

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‘Same Transaction’ Test Saves Refiled Suit (access required)

A plaintiff who nonsuited her dental malpractice suit alleging nerve damage from a negligent root canal, but refiled her complaint with additional allegations, survives defendant’s plea in bar with the Alexandria Circuit Court’s application of the “same transaction or occurrence” ...

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