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Mom's move from Fairfax to Hanover with kids OK (access required)

Even though a psychotherapist recommended against it, a Fairfax Circuit judge has allowed a Northern Virginia mother to move her two daughters to Hanover County to live with her new husband. The girls’ father opposed the move, arguing that relocation ...

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News in Brief for Aug. 26, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions Virginia Beach Reginald M. Harding has received two public reprimands from the First District Committee of the Virginia State Bar. Both cases stemmed from failure to keep clients apprised of their cases. Harding was appointed to serve ...

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Bankruptcy is change justifying support (access required)

A bankrupt husband who discharged his wife’s equitable distribution award now must pay her spousal support, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of first impression. The husband’s bankruptcy discharge freed him of more than $620,000 in ...

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Legal Ethics: VSB floats switch to model rules (access required)

Lawyers in the commonwealth soon may have to acquaint themselves with a whole new structure for their rules of ethics. The Virginia State Bar Council will vote in October on whether to abandon the present format of the Virginia Code ...

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Crash victim needn't repay carrier from settlement (access required)

Anti-subrogation statute not preempted by ERISA A boy injured in a single-car accident does not have to reimburse his father’s employee health insurance plan after reaching a settlement with the driver of the car, a federal judge in Richmond has ...

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Ruling offers new way to make Bowman claim (access required)

A black cable-tv technician can sue for wrongful discharge based on anti-discrimination provisions of the Virginia Fair Employment Contracting Act, a Richmond Circuit judge has ruled. The Act provides a novel basis for a Bowman claim for wrongful discharge, employment ...

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Mechanic's lien voided by old work (access required)

A mechanic’s lien that included work performed before the 150-day statutory window is invalid in its entirety, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. Under the mechanic’s lien statute, a memorandum of lien should not include any sums due for labor ...

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Time to undo judgment runs from notice to debtor (access required)

A debtor cannot move to set aside a confessed judgment because he failed to file a motion within 21 days of learning of the judgment, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. The 21-day period runs from the date a defendant ...

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Court is refining the rules on gifts and ED awards (access required)

The Virginia Court of Appeals is refining the law of gifts in the context of equitable distribution. The court has granted a rehearing in Theismann v. Theismann (VLW 096-7-465), a case that focussed on whether a husband intended to give ...

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Keith files for VSB post (access required)

Fairfax attorney John A.C. Keith has become the first candidate for president-elect of the Virginia State Bar for the 1997-98 term. The bar received Keith’s petition to run for the post on Aug. 9, according to VSB Executive Director Thomas ...

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