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Boyd-Graves: Judges Should Hear Divorces (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The Boyd-Graves Conference is urging the end of the use of commissioners in chancery in contested divorce cases. A circuit judge would hear a divorce case except where the parties consented or where there was “good cause” to ...

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Benefits Are Restored To Victim Of Fatigue (access required)

Aided by a doctor’s videotaped testimony and extensive documentary evidence, a woman suffering chronic-fatigue syndrome convinced her company’s insurance carrier to restore long-term benefits it previously had terminated. The woman, who was employed as an assistant manager for investor relations, ...

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Benefits Are Restored To Victim Of Fatigue (access required)

Aided by a doctor’s videotaped testimony and extensive documentary evidence, a woman suffering chronic-fatigue syndrome convinced her company’s insurance carrier to restore long-term benefits it previously had terminated. The woman, who was employed as an assistant manager for investor relations, ...

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Hassell: GDC Judges Need 40-Hour Week (access required)

Virginia Chief Justice Leroy R. Hassell Sr. says there are a few general district judges who are not working hard enough. As a result, he has proposed establishing a 40-hour workweek for all the state’s general district judiciary. That proposal ...

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Failure To Nonsuit Prompts Sanctions (access required)

A lawyer who neglected to take a nonsuit for more than one year after acknowledging that he had sued the wrong defendant must pay $1,382 in attorneys’ fees, a Rockingham circuit judge has ruled. In July 2002, the plaintiff’s lawyer ...

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