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Assembly Update for Feb. 26, 1996 (access required)

VSB disbursements to Clients’ fund restricted The Virginia State Bar Council could no longer simply vote to make a disbursement to the VSB’s Clients’ Protection Fund, under a bill passed by the Senate. Senate Bill 458, introduced by Sen. Joseph ...

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News in Brief for 2/26/96 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions Fredericksburg attorney Ralph M. Whitticar III has surrendered his license to practice law, effective Feb. 6. Disciplinary charges existed against Whitticar at the time of his surrender, according to the Virginia State Bar. *** Keswick attorney George ...

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Review Granted for February 1996 (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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'Slow plea' halted (access required)

A criminal defendant who was found guilty by a jury could not then change his plea to guilty in order to take the sentencing away from the jury, the Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of apparent first ...

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Tenant can't sue project over attack (access required)

A housing project did not have a duty to protect an elderly resident from the attack of a trespasser, a Wise County Circuit judge has ruled. To tag the project for liability, the plaintiff needed to plead and show a ...

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Retiree hit for support from imputed income (access required)

When setting spousal support, a divorce court may impute income to a retired man at the salary he could earn if he were employed, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. The decision pushes the retiree back into the work ...

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General Assembly: VaREAL wins some, loses some (access required)

Lay settlement companies have been conducting real estate closings in Virginia for more than a decade; they are not going to be rousted out by lawyers during one General Assembly session. That interpretation has been adopted by the Virginia Real ...

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Wife's drug tip is OK, no marital privilege (access required)

A drug search warrant based on information given by the suspect’s estranged wife to a magistrate is valid, the Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of first impression. The marital privilege, which bars testimony against a spouse, applies ...

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A "day" would include child's overnight stay (access required)

A measure approved by the House of Delegates last week would moot a controversial 1995 en banc Court of Appeals decision defining a “day” for purposes of calculating child support. Under House Bill 854, passed 96-0, a “day” would be ...

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Title company goes after settlement agent (access required)

A title company that claims a lay settlement agent failed to cover escrow disbursements has obtained an injunction to get the agent’s financial records in Washington County Circuit Court. A couple of real estate sellers also have alleged that checks ...

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