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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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News in Brief for March 25, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions Virginia Beach attorney Barry L. Jenkins voluntarily has petitioned the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board to surrender his license to practice law. The Board accepted the petition and entered an order March 14 revoking Jenkins’ license. Disciplinary ...

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Review Granted for March 1996 (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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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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