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Blizzard damage is covered by insurance (access required)

Guest Column by Robert Carter & Michael Levine The effects of the Blizzard of 1996 will be with us for quite some time. Many property owners just now are discovering the consequences of collapsed or weakened roofs, broken gutters and ...

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New limits on Bowman used fast (access required)

The Supreme Court’s curtailment of the controversial Bowman public-policy exception earlier this month has given one employer a quick victory in a sexual-harassment case. A Martinsville Circuit judge ruled Jan. 18 that a secretary cannot sue her employer, a music ...

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Accelerated rent clause struck as 'penalty' (access required)

A commercial landlord could not enforce an “acceleration clause” in a lease, making the tenant liable for all rent upon termination, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled in a case of first impression. The lease lacked an offset provision giving ...

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Tip: Making gender bias work for your client (access required)

Family law practitioners cannot avoid gender bias in handling their child custody cases, according to a panel of experts who spoke to the Virginia Bar Association Jan. 19 in Williamsburg. And if you can’t beat it, use it to your ...

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Tip: Manage 'crazy' clients without losing your wits (access required)

“How can I deal with the crazies in my practice?” Divorce lawyers threw this question on the table when they gathered last Wednesday at a meeting of the Richmond Metro Family Law Bar Association. Instead of letting these clients drive ...

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Lawyers Weekly goes on Internet (access required)

Lawyers Weekly is now on the Internet. The address is: http://www.lawyersweeklyusa.com The site will be used mainly to keep all lawyers across the country up-to-date on “Nation-Wide LawTM” as contained in Lawyers Weekly USA, said J. Edward Pawlick, Chairman, in ...

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Scenes from the VBA meeting in Williamsburg (access required)

This year’s Virginia Bar Association meeting featured some of the strangest weather ever. One day it was spring-like, an oh-so-welcome respite from all the snow that has pelted the commonwealth. Then the next day, Mother Nature remembered that yes, it ...

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Mother's promise to disinherit daughter trumps will (access required)

A daughter who released any interest in her mother’s estate in exchange for cash while her mother was alive cannot inherit anything under her mother’s will, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in a case of first impression. Even though ...

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Assembly Update for Jan. 29, 1996 (access required)

No rehab support statute this year Virginia lawyers can expect to wait at least another year for rehabilitative spousal support, which is support for a limited duration. A special committee of the Virginia State Bar’s Family Law Section has not ...

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News in Brief for Jan. 29, 1996 (access required)

Another mom must stay put in Old Dominion Here’s a Cleveland story that doesn’t have anything to do with the Browns, the Indians or the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. It has to do with yet another mom who ...

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