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McClanahan joins VLW (access required)

Baker McClanahan has joined Virginia Lawyers Weekly as news editor. McClanahan is a 1992 graduate of the Washington & Lee University School of Law, where he was a staff writer for the law review and a contributor to the student ...

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Man gets profit from premarital pension (access required)

A divorce judge splitting a pension should give a husband not only his separate, premarital contribution to the pension, but also the “income earned passively” on that separate contribution, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. The appellate panel reversed ...

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Failed settlement prompts $10 fee award (access required)

Mann v. Mann I is a neat and clean opinion that tells lawyers how to split a pension for their divorce clients. Then there is Mann II, the rest of the story, in which the clients really go mano a ...

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Creditor trips over uniform act (access required)

A creditor gets a big judgment against a debtor in federal court. Since state court enforcement procedures are easier to use than the federal mechanisms, he runs to a nearby Circuit Court and gets the judgment docketed. The clerk issues ...

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Race, sex claim survives Lockhart amendments (access required)

A black woman who claims she quit after her boss discriminated against her can sue for wrongful discharge, a Richmond Circuit judge has ruled. The case is based on alleged discriminatory acts that took place after July 1, 1995 – ...

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High court to tackle DUI Double Jeopardy (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court appears poised to make a pronouncement on the DUI Double Jeopardy Defense. The high court has granted a writ in no less than eight different appeals on the issue. And it will hear the first argument ...

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Age case draws the line on 'neutral' remarks (access required)

A 50-year-old female sales manager’s discrimination claim can go to trial, based on her boss’s statements to her that “the job needed young people” and involved tasks “easier for a male to do,” a Roanoke federal judge has ruled. Prior ...

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Intent, signed certificate make a valid marriage (access required)

What is required for a marriage? There’s a question that has kept marriage counselors gainfully employed for years. But how can a man and woman tell if they are in fact legally married? Apparently no cases set out the exact ...

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News in Brief for May 27, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions The Virginia Supreme Court has affirmed the revocation of the law license of William Jackson Powell of Arlington. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board had revoked Powell’s license last September; he had appealed that action to the ...

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Review Granted for May (access required)

Review Granted provides a brief synopsis of recent cases in which the Virginia Supreme Court has granted petitions for appeal. This feature appears in the last issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly each month. The information provided comes from the successful ...

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