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Despite Pact, Dad Must Pay Support (access required)

Although a couple’s agreement called for a renegotiation of child support upon the “first event of emancipation” of their four children, the father nevertheless is liable for $106,137 in arrearages after he unilaterally reduced his payments when one child turned ...

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Not Filing Doesn't Forfeit Comp Lien (access required)

Even though a workers’ compensation insurer did not file a petition or motion before a woman recovered in her lawsuit against a negligent third party, the carrier does not lose its lien against the proceeds, a Roanoke City Circuit Judge ...

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Dealer Cannot Compel Warranty Arbitration (access required)

Where a customer signs a retail sales contract for a mobile home, then a separate document entitled, “Arbitration Agreement,” the mobile home dealer cannot invoke a mandatory arbitration clause in the second document, a federal judge in Harrisonburg has ruled ...

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