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Townhouse fire victim settles for $8.5M (access required)

An accountant who suffered third-degree burns on more than three-quarters of his body in a townhouse fire has settled his lawsuit against the home’s builder for $8.5 million. The suit alleged that the ninth-largest homebuilder in the country violated the ...

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Retired man can contest imputation (access required)

The Virginia Court of Appeals will reconsider whether a divorce court may impute income to a 64-year-old retiree at his pre-retirement level when figuring spousal support. On March 22, the appellate court granted a rehearing en banc in Stubblebine v. ...

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Richmond revs up docket (access required)

The Richmond Circuit Court hopes to cut months off the wait for a trial date with its new case-setting policy. The policy, which goes into effect June 1, specifies that any case set for trial at a docket call will ...

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News in Brief for April 1, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions Chesterfield lawyer Francis A. Porter has received a public reprimand from the Third District Committee–Section III of the Virginia State Bar. The agreed-upon disposition issued by the committee cited a failure to communication with a client in ...

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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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