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Pedestrian struck in crosswalk, contrib was issue – $100,000 Arbitration Award (access required)

Plaintiff was seriously injured when he was crossing a busy intersection and struck by the defendant motorist. Following the collision, the defendant told the investigating police officer that he had a red traffic signal as he approached the intersection, came ...

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Retainers – Advanced Payment of Fees and Expenses – Property of Client (access required)

Allen Corporation of America Inc. v. Zayas; Miles & Stockbridge P.C., Garnishee (VLW No. 017-8-098, 6pp.) (Shannon, J.) Fairfax Cir.Ct. CL-2017-07300 Holding: Where the garnishee-law firm held for the defendant-judgment debtor a retainer fee in trust as security for the ...

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Waldo named to ALI (access required)

The American Law Institute has elected Norfolk attorney Joseph T. Waldo as a member as it embarks on a major study of property law in America. Waldo is the only Virginia lawyer among 37 new members selected by the ALI. ...

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Reynolds named bankruptcy clerk (access required)

Alexandria bankruptcy court staffer James W. Reynolds has been selected to succeed John W. L. Craig II as clerk of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia. Announcement of Reynolds’ selection was made Nov. 17 by Chief ...

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Court-related phone scams continue

Federal officials say scammers may take advantage of the holiday season to steal your money. The U.S. marshals are alerting the public of several nationwide imposter scams involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers or other law enforcement ...

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Public Employees – Constitutional – Free Speech & Association – Assistant State’s Attorney (access required)

Borzilleri v. Mosby (VLW No. 017-2-184, 13 pp.) (Wilkinson, J.) No. 16-1751; Oct. 17, 2017; USDC at Baltimore, Md. (Motz, S.J.) 4th Cir. Holding: Since assistant state’s attorneys implement the policies of their elected bosses, the newly elected defendant-state’s attorney ...

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Modification of Spousal Support – Burden of Proof (access required)

Hubbard v. Hubbard (VLW No. 017-7-248, 6 pp.) (Humphreys, J.) Record No. 0197-17-2. Appealed from the Circuit Court of Chesterfield County (Johnson, J.) Holding: Where the circuit court ruled that the appellant-husband failed to produce any direct evidence of his ...

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