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SEPs to PSPs: Wading through the alphabet soup of financial planning (access required)

By Robert J. Fischer Law firms come in all sizes — from the very, very large firms like McGuire, Woods, Battle and Boothe, which employs more than 300 lawyers, to the hundreds of smaller law firms that employee one, two ...

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News in Brief for 12/11/95 (access required)

Faster divorces make Alexandria a preferred venue ALEXANDRIA–Couples seeking uncontested divorces are flooding the city’s Circuit Court, where judges have streamlined the process for untying the knot. In many uncontested cases, judges grant divorces in weeks, or even days, after ...

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The Popular Opinions of 1995 (access required)

Below you will find a listing of all the “Popular Opinions” that appeared in Virginia Lawyers Weekly during 1995. Each year, we digest literally thousands of opinions from Virginia’s state and federal courts. The “Popular Opinions” column is compiled by ...

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Top 20 Popular Opinions (access required)

Here, in descending order, are the Top 20 most-ordered “Popular Opinions” for 1995. These are opinions most frequently ordered by readers from Virginia Lawyers Weekly. For copies of these and any other cases digested in the newspaper, please call our ...

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National group offers 'elder law' certification (access required)

For a while, some attorneys have called themselves “elder law attorneys,” but the term has meant different things to various lawyers. There has been no way thus far for the consumer to know what subjects a particular elder-law attorney knew. ...

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News in Brief for 12/4/95 (access required)

Bankruptcy boom continues The boom in bankruptcy filings has accelerated around the state, according to court statistics. The western part of the state will see a new record–6,997 filings–if current trends hold, according to John W. L. Craig, clerk of ...

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Attorneys, settlement services trade barbs (access required)

The simmering feud in Virginia between real estate attorneys and settlement services has reached a full boil. And it is likely to spill over into the halls of the 1996 General Assembly. While the Virginia Real Estate Attorneys League was ...

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No order, but income imputed (access required)

A father who switched to a lower-paying job must have income imputed to him, even though there was no support order in place when he changed jobs, the Court of Appeals has ruled. This decision extends the landmark case of ...

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Jury tags title company for settlement agent's acts (access required)

A Fairfax jury has found a title company liable for the bad acts of its settlement agent who absconded with closing funds. The jury awarded more than $300,000 in both compensatory and punitive damages to the seller who never received ...

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ADA provides new weapon to attack $1M med-mal cap (access required)

Virginia’s medical-malpractice plaintiffs’ lawyers are developing a new attack on the commonwealth’s $1 million cap on med-mal damages. Their tool is the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here is the argument: Under constitutional law, a statute usually is invalid if it ...

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