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Scenes from the Boyd-Graves conference (access required)

Despite two studies since 1990 on Virginia’s appellate jurisdiction, the 1995 Boyd-Graves Conference recommended a new legislative study of appellate capacity. In 1990, a legislative subcommittee basically endorsed the status quo, with primary civil appellate jurisdiction remaining in the Virginia ...

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NOVA Law: UPL change reconciles rule, business reality (access required)

A Baltimore attorney without a Virginia license has a corporate client. The attorney routinely advises the corporation on products liability issues arising around the country. Once in a while the attorney goes to one of the corporation’s offices, located in ...

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VSB won't foot bill for legal aid (access required)

But bar will help lobby HOT SPRINGS–The Virginia State Bar will back efforts to increase state funding for legal aid programs, but it will not directly fund the programs itself. The VSB Council voted Oct. 20 to line up with ...

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Salary survey: Firms stay the course on hiring, pay (access required)

Whoever said “the more things change, the more they stay the same” must have been looking at Virginia’s legal job market. Though the year on the calendar is different, 1995 graduates have had about the same experience on the job ...

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Creditor gets truck's retail value in Ch. 13 plan (access required)

Debtors who keep a pickup truck under a chapter 13 repayment plan should repay the vehicle’s current retail value from the NADA Used Car Guide, a federal judge in Big Stone Gap has ruled. The decision represents a shift in ...

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Editor's Notebook: Named partners (access required)

The Virginia Board of Bar Examiners just released the list of the 870 candidates who passed the July bar examination; these happy and relieved people will become real lawyers today at an admission ceremony to be held in Richmond. The ...

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Mom can't discharge fee for GAL, psychologist (access required)

A mother ordered to pay fees for a guardian ad litem and a psychologist used in a custody dispute cannot discharge those debts in bankruptcy, a Roanoke bankruptcy judge has ruled. Although the debt for the guardian ad litem was ...

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News in Brief for 10/30/95 (access required)

Fired store detective wins judgment A federal jury awarded $130,000 to a Wal-Mart detective who sued the store after being fired amid accusations that she stole thousands of dollars. Valerie L. Vaughan had said she was fired because she is ...

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REVIEW GRANTED (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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Can plaintiff recoup economic losses for negligence? (access required)

BACKGROUND: Plaintiff contracted with defendant company to engineer, design and furnish an “afterburner” for use in a plant that remediates petroleum-contaminated soil. Plaintiff claimed the furnace provided did not function properly and sued the defendant company, as well as its ...

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