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Small developer not bound by federal disclosure act (access required)

Even though two developers in a subdivision had their lots collectively advertised in a broker’s brochure, the developers did not act “in concert” to sell their lots in a “common promotional plan,” the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ...

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Practice Tip: The problems of drafting wills for husband and wife (access required)

A husband and wife want you to draft wills for both of them. During the initial interview, it becomes apparent that husband and wife may have conflicting interests in how the estate is structured because most of the property is ...

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Default may be vacated within 21 days of entry (access required)

Even though the defendant made no showing of fraud or other irregularity, a default judgment could be set aside within 21 days of its entry, a Louisa County Circuit judge has ruled. During that time, the matter was still “within ...

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