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Debtor Gets Her Car Back (access required)

A Chapter 13 debtor whose car was repossessed by a finance company is entitled to get her car back, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. In her reorganization plan, the debtor exercised her right to redeem under ...

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Website Granted A TRO Against Alleged Hackers (access required)

The owners of a medical-information website are entitled to a temporary restraining order against a competitor that allegedly hacked into the site and stole confidential client lists and proprietary information, a federal judge in Alexandria has ruled. The owners’ website ...

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Settlement Of P.I. Claim Enforced (access required)

Where a car-wreck victim accepts a claims representative’s “final offer,” without further conditions, her claim has been settled and she cannot back out and later sue, a Roanoke circuit judge has ruled. The plaintiff testified that after she took the ...

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The Top 10 News Stories of 2003 (access required)

2003 was an unusually full year for legal news in Virginia. From the problems created by the fall of Glen Allen-based insurance giant Reciprocal of America to the installation of Virginia’s first new Chief Justice in 20-plus years, from the ...

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