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Inheritance By Ex-wife Moots Need For Support (access required)

Where a woman has received an inheritance of approximately $400,000, her ex-husband can petition to have his spousal support obligations reduced to zero, a Richmond circuit judge has ruled. The inheritance provides a material change in circumstances justifying a new ...

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Foster Parents Can't Get Visitation Order (access required)

The foster parents who took care of a four-year-old boy while his father was in prison for violating parole are not entitled to court-ordered visitation, a Richmond Circuit judge has ruled. The court cannot abridge the father’s fundamental rights as ...

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Plaintiff Can Seek Full Amount Of Bills (access required)

A personal-injury plaintiff can seek to prove his damages by using the full amount of his doctor’s bills, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled. The defendant cannot seek to reduce damages by using any “write-offs” made by the doctors ...

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Minister Of Music Can't Sue Diocese (access required)

A parish music minister cannot sue a Roman Catholic diocese for discrimination under Title VII, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. Religious institutions have long enjoyed sanctuary from discrimination laws under the “ministerial exception” to Title VII, ...

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