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Retirement Contribution Was Income (access required)

A husband’s voluntary contributions to his retirement plan must be included in gross income when determining spousal support, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of first impression. A husband had contributed $30,000 from his gross income ...

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VSB Prepares For Trigon's Conversion (access required)

The State Corporation Commission, as expected, last Monday approved the conversion of Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield from a mutual company to a stock corporation. Virginia State Bar officials will continue taking steps to determine how to manage the impact ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

Glen A. Lea and G. Wythe Michael Jr. have become associated with the Richmond law firm of Harman, Claytor, Corrigan & Wellman. Lea received his law degree from the University of North Carolina in 1990. He will concentrate his practice ...

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Obituaries (access required)

Dikran Vahan Kavaljian Jr., 69, died Sept. 19 in Alexandria, where he had practiced law for 43 years. He died of cancer at Alexandria Hospital. He was a past president of the Alexandria Bar Association, and a graduate of the ...

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High Court Requested To Overturn Lockhart (access required)

By Deborah Elkins, Executive Editor The Virginia Supreme Court has been invited to overturn its controversial decision in Lockhart v. Commonwealth Educ. Sys. Corp., 247 Va. 98 (1994). Last Thursday, the court heard arguments in Bailey v. Scott-Gallaher Inc. (VLW ...

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New Lawyers Now Lawyers (access required)

By Christopher Gatewood, Assistant Editor The Supreme Court of Virginia convened Oct. 28 in its only alternative venue–the ballroom of the Richmond Marriott. Approximately 1,800 people–new lawyers and their guests–filled the chairs and lined the walls for the admission and ...

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Clinton blocks Jones in 5-4 court squeaker (access required)

WILLIAMSBURG–Paula Jones’ sexual harassment lawsuit against President Clinton must be stayed until he is no longer in office, the United States Supreme Court ruled here, 5-4, on Oct. 25…with an eloquent concurrence by Associate Justice Margaret P. Spencer. Williamsburg? Justice ...

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State Farm Loses Again On Med-Pay (access required)

By Baker McClanahan, News Editor State Farm has taken another hit in a med-pay case, this time in Charlottesville General District Court. The company attempted to limit its payments to the amount the plaintiff’s doctors agreed to accept from her ...

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Assembly committee to judge oversight body (access required)

A commission that judges judges is being judged itself. Two legislative committees are taking a closer look at the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission, which investigates misconduct complaints against judges. The legislators want to know if the commission is too ...

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