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Bankruptcy is change justifying support (access required)

A bankrupt husband who discharged his wife’s equitable distribution award now must pay her spousal support, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of first impression. The husband’s bankruptcy discharge freed him of more than $620,000 in ...

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Ruling offers new way to make Bowman claim (access required)

A black cable-tv technician can sue for wrongful discharge based on anti-discrimination provisions of the Virginia Fair Employment Contracting Act, a Richmond Circuit judge has ruled. The Act provides a novel basis for a Bowman claim for wrongful discharge, employment ...

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Mechanic's lien voided by old work (access required)

A mechanic’s lien that included work performed before the 150-day statutory window is invalid in its entirety, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. Under the mechanic’s lien statute, a memorandum of lien should not include any sums due for labor ...

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Keith files for VSB post (access required)

Fairfax attorney John A.C. Keith has become the first candidate for president-elect of the Virginia State Bar for the 1997-98 term. The bar received Keith’s petition to run for the post on Aug. 9, according to VSB Executive Director Thomas ...

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News in Brief for Aug. 19, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions Louisa lawyer George W. Warren IV voluntarily petitioned the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board to surrender his law license July 29. The Board accepted the surrender and entered an order revoking his privilege to practice law. Disciplinary ...

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