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Adult Kids Get Right To Visit Elderly Dad (access required)

By Baker McClanahan, News Editor Adult children can seek to enjoin their stepmother from restricting their visits to their elderly and ill father, a Fairfax circuit judge has ruled. Visitation disputes usually involve minor children. But here, as a matter ...

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Judge's Late Order Sinks Man's Appeal (access required)

By Christopher Gatewood, Assistant Editor After a hearing on an ex-wife’s petition, a juvenile & domestic relations judge orders an increase in a man’s child support obligation. The husband moves for a new trial. The judge sets a hearing for ...

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A Christmas Brief (access required)

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the firm, Not a creature was stirring, except for McWorm. He sat at his desk, consumed by deep grief– The source of his problems? A 50-page brief! The law books were stacked ...

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Fire Victims Get Limited Discovery (access required)

In other news from the discovery front, a Richmond Circuit judge last week rebuffed a p.i. lawyer’s innovative effort to use the Virginia Freedom of Information Act to obtain safety and incident reports from a state hospital. The circuit court ...

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Coalition Disputes VSB Survey Of States (access required)

Forty-nine states have no prohibition on non-lawyer settlements, according to a report released by the Coalition for Choice in Real Estate Closings. The coalition’s report contradicts a study submitted by the Virginia State Bar last month showing that a number ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

Richmond lawyer Patrick M. Crowling Jr. has received a public reprimand with terms from the Third District Committee, Section III, of the Virginia State Bar. According to the committee’s order, Crowling’s misconduct arose from a civil case in Richmond General ...

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