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Spousal support: Man rejects move, pays less to wife (access required)

A husband who refused to relocate from Virginia to Florida for a job paying $145,000 per year need not have that salary imputed to him, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. Although the man lost his job in Richmond, ...

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Lowry takes VSB race (access required)

In an election that saw ballots returned by little more than one-quarter of Virginia lawyers, Edward B. Lowry took home the title of Virginia State Bar president-elect. Lowry, of Charlottesville, received 3,072 votes to 2,580 for Alexandria attorney Bernard J. ...

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Practice sections survive VSB's self-examination (access required)

Following a review recommended in a year-long study of the Virginia State Bar, the VSB has opted to keep its practice sections. The VSB last month completed the last portion of the self-examination suggested by the Joint Legislative Audit & ...

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Stay-at-home mom loses custody to working dad (access required)

A father who works seven days a week should have sole custody of his two children, even though the mother is a stay-at-home mom and a fit parent, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. The mother lost custody because she ...

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Lawyer, client hit for $25K sanctions (access required)

A restaurant owner and his lawyer have been sanctioned nearly $25,000 by a Rockingham County Circuit judge for filing a suit so vague that the court did not know what relief was requested against which defendants. The award may be ...

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Trigon wants to become a stock corporation (access required)

The head of Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield told policyholders April 24 that the insurer faces a stark, simple choice–either be predator or prey in the changing health care industry. Trigon Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Norwood H. Davis Jr. ...

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News in Brief for May 6, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Action Portsmouth lawyer George E. Talbot Jr. has received a public reprimand with terms from the First District Committee of the Virginia State Bar. The order entered by the committee stated that Talbot notarized signatures on a will ...

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Comp settlement official outlines 10 biggest errors (access required)

As any comp lawyer knows, vocational rehabilitation is only one area where coverage conflicts arise. No matter what the issue, hashing out disputes is the daily meat-and-potatoes of a comp lawyer, whether he or she represents the claimant or the ...

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No UM allowed for moving drive-by (access required)

Drivers and passengers injured in their cars during drive-by shootings cannot get uninsured-motorist coverage, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in four consolidated cases. In each scenario, the cars were in motion when shots were fired from one car to ...

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High court to consider bad job reference case (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court will hear a case in which an employer was tagged for $330,000 for a negative job reference. The writ in the case was granted the same week a Richmond Circuit judge allowed an employee to go ...

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