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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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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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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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Defense notches win on accident reports (access required)

A car-crash plaintiff cannot obtain discovery of the defendant’s statement given to his liability carrier’s adjuster three days after the accident, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. This discovery question has percolated through Circuit Courts across the state in the ...

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And two others deny discovery (access required)

The McCullough case is one of a trio of defense victories on the accident-report discovery issue reported in this edition of Virginia Lawyers Weekly. And that case is not the first defense win in Fairfax in the accident-report wars. In ...

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State claim allowed for retaliation (access required)

A worker who claims he was fired for refusing to participate in racial discrimination can sue for wrongful discharge under state law, a Chesapeake Circuit judge has ruled. The case is apparently the first to allow a retaliation claim to ...

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