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Bills would open JIRC to public inspection (access required)

The Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission would be partly opened to the public under bills filed in the General Assembly. The measures include a constitutional amendment that would allow the public to scrutinize proceedings of the JIRC, the only body ...

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New state song proposed (access required)

Del. Franklin P. Hall has submitted HB 2360, which would replace the state song, “Carry Me Back to Old Virginia”, with a song written by Donna and Jimmy Dean. Yes, the Jimmy Dean, the sausage guy. Opponents of the old ...

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Obituaries (access required)

John S. Battle Jr., a retired lawyer and one of the founders of the law firm of McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe, died Jan. 15 at the age of 77. Battle, who lived in Richmond and Kilmarnock, died in a ...

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Cut In Support May Be Based On Poor Health (access required)

By Deborah Elkins, Executive Editor A husband’s deteriorating mental health may provide a “change in circumstances” warranting a reduction in his support obligations, a 2-1 panel of the Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of apparent first impression. ...

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Statute Of Frauds Would Enter The Information Age (access required)

The English Parliament, in 1677, enacted “An Act for Prevention of Frauds and Perjuries,” better known as the Statute of Frauds. Over three hundred years later, the Virginia General Assembly is tinkering with that hoary cornerstone of Anglo-American contract law. ...

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VSB disciplinary actions (access required)

Arlington lawyer Debra Lee King’s law license was suspended by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board effective Jan. 14. The suspension came after King pled guilty in Alexandria Circuit Court to embezzlement of over $200 which she had held as ...

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Robb Floats Names For Judgeship (access required)

By Paul Fletcher & Baker McClanahan Sen. Charles S. Robb has sent the names of five Tidewater judges to Virginia’s statewide bar groups for review and possible endorsement for an open federal judgeship in the Eastern District, according to sources ...

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Nurse with AIDS sues hospital over dismissal (access required)

NEWPORT NEWS–A nurse who claims he was fired as an operating room assistant because he was infected with the AIDS virus is suing Riverside Regional Medical Center. The complaint, filed by a John Doe plaintiff, alleges the hospital fired him ...

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Important New Documents Added To Lawyers Weekly's Internet Site (access required)

You can read, print or download the full text of the following documents free in the “Treasure Chest of Important Documents” section of Lawyers Weekly’s award-winning Internet site. Many other valuable documents also are available on the site: http://www.lawyersweeklyusa.com * ...

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Code has `chilling effect' on Chapter 7 trusteeships (access required)

Chapter 7 trustees beware! You may have to foot the bill for a public auction, even if you perform your duties properly. That warning is clear in Scott v. U.S. Trustee, (VLW 097-3-023), in which Judge James H. Michael Jr. ...

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