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Negligent Retention: Alive and Well in Virginia (access required)

Guest Column by Avery T. Waterman Jr. The tort of negligent retention in Virginia has come under fire as of late in the federal courts. The recent opinion from a federal district court in Norfolk, Dixon v. Denny’s Inc. (VLW ...

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News in Brief for Aug. 19, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions Louisa lawyer George W. Warren IV voluntarily petitioned the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board to surrender his law license July 29. The Board accepted the surrender and entered an order revoking his privilege to practice law. Disciplinary ...

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Wife's proof of gift must be clear (access required)

A wife claiming that a gift was made must prove the gift by clear and convincing evidence, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. The court said that a trial judge making an equitable distribution improperly had placed the burden ...

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LWUSA wins press award (access required)

Lawyers Weekly USA has won an award for “Best News Story of 1995” from the National Association of Business Press Editors. The top honors went to an article that broke the story that Congress was planning to tax punitive damages ...

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Check retirement plan now, avoid trouble later (access required)

If your business clients haven’t taken a look at the company pension or retirement plan recently, they should. If you haven’t taken a look at your law firm’s plan recently, you should. Here’s a hypothetical that demonstrates why. In the ...

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Group seeks to make Metro D.C. world's Internet capital (access required)

BALTIMORE (AP) When software millionaire Mario Morino looks at the Baltimore-Washington area and Northern Virginia, he sees a gold mine. “No other region in the world is as well positioned as this one to be the center of Internet-based business ...

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Regent law school gets full ABA accreditation (access required)

ORLANDO – The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates voted last Tuesday to give full accreditation to the Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach. Regent law school gets full ABA accreditation The law school, which was formed 10 ...

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News in Brief for Aug. 12, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions Rodolfo Cejas II, formerly of Hampton Roads and now living in Baltimore, has received a public reprimand from the VSB Disciplinary Board. The board’s order states that the VSB and Cejas reached an agreed disposition in three ...

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Remarriage justifies change in support (access required)

Even though the parties had a consent decree in which neither paid the other child support, a wife’s remarriage justifies a child support award to the husband, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. The positive economic impact of a ...

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ERISA suit on benefits time-barred (access required)

A bank teller fired shortly before her retirement benefits fully vested is time-barred from bringing an ERISA suit for interference with benefits, a federal judge in Norfolk has ruled. In a case of apparent first impression, the judge said that ...

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