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Review Granted for March 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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Surprise! A race for VSB president (access required)

For the first time since 1989, two lawyers are running for president-elect of the Virginia State Bar. Charlottesville attorney Edward B. Lowry made his intentions known back in June, when he filed a nominating petition with the VSB. In a ...

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Bankruptcy crackdown can trap lawyers (access required)

A Roanoke bankruptcy lawyer has been fined for criminal contempt because of his clients’ misrepresentations on their bankruptcy schedules. A. Carter Magee Jr. pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of failing to supervise the filing of his client’s schedules. U.S. ...

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Two locales to use rules on support (access required)

Spousal-support guidelines have arrived in Fredericksburg and Roanoke, after nearly a year of study and deliberation by area lawyers. The new guidelines will apply in all pendente lite hearings. For most lawyers, they are as welcome as a waiting room ...

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Supervisor liability, ADA make EEOC list (access required)

Under its new enforcement plan, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has placed a priority on three general types of cases: 1) those alleging violations of established policies that could affect a significant number of litigants, 2) cases that threaten the ...

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'96 General Assembly (access required)

A lawyer who is the target of a disciplinary complaint brought by a client cannot retaliate with a civil lawsuit, following adoption of a new law by the General Assembly. Complaints against lawyers will enjoy limited immunity under House Bill ...

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