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Man?s severance is separate property (access required)

A man’s severance package is his separate property, the Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of first impression. The trial judge erred by including the payments as part of the marital estate during equitable distribution, the court found. ...

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VTLA backs 3 for E.D. (access required)

The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association has endorsed three candidates as “highly qualified” for an upcoming vacancy in the Eastern District of Virginia. VTLA Executive Director Jack L. Harris said that the association voted last week to back U.S. Magistrate Judge ...

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Evidence learned later no bar to suit (access required)

After-acquired evidence of employee misconduct will not bar a public-policy wrongful discharge claim, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled in a case of first impression in Virginia. The defendant can introduce the evidence, and the jury can decide what weight, ...

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VBA backs 3 for E.D. (access required)

The Virginia Bar Association has endorsed three Fairfax Circuit judges for an upcoming federal judgeship in the Eastern District of Virginia. The association’s committee on federal judgeships for the Eastern District found Judges Gerald Bruce Lee, Jane Marum Roush and ...

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VBA backs 3 for E.D. (320856) (access required)

The Virginia Bar Association has endorsed three Fairfax Circuit judges for an upcoming federal judgeship in the Eastern District of Virginia. The association’s committee on federal judgeships for the Eastern District found Judges Gerald Bruce Lee, Jane Marum Roush and ...

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Highway worker had ?used? truck, gets UIM (access required)

A highway worker killed while placing lane closing signs along a stretch of Interstate 64 was “using” his employer’s truck, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled. As a result, his estate is entitled to underinsured motorist coverage under the ...

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