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ERISA suit on benefits time-barred (access required)

A bank teller fired shortly before her retirement benefits fully vested is time-barred from bringing an ERISA suit for interference with benefits, a federal judge in Norfolk has ruled. In a case of apparent first impression, the judge said that ...

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Wife's proof of gift must be clear (access required)

A wife claiming that a gift was made must prove the gift by clear and convincing evidence, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. The court said that a trial judge making an equitable distribution improperly had placed the burden ...

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LWUSA wins press award (access required)

Lawyers Weekly USA has won an award for “Best News Story of 1995” from the National Association of Business Press Editors. The top honors went to an article that broke the story that Congress was planning to tax punitive damages ...

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News in Brief for Aug. 12, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions Rodolfo Cejas II, formerly of Hampton Roads and now living in Baltimore, has received a public reprimand from the VSB Disciplinary Board. The board’s order states that the VSB and Cejas reached an agreed disposition in three ...

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News in Brief for August 5, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions Woodbridge lawyer Lawrence R. Morton has received a public reprimand with terms from the Fifth District – Section III of the Virginia State Bar. The subcommittee’s order in the case states that the reprimand arose from Morton’s ...

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