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Wife loses money put into business (access required)

During a divorce, a wife cannot recoup the $60,000 she contributed to a construction business started while she and her husband were married, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. The husband ran the business, which ultimately failed, but the judge ...

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Beach judges settle p.i. discovery spat (access required)

A Virginia Beach plaintiff’s lawyer is on a one-woman campaign to break open insurance files. For the past six months, Mary Jane Hall has been racking up plaintiff’s wins in a standard discovery contest in personal-injury cases: disclosure of statements ...

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Impoundment may be double jeopardy (access required)

In a case that recalls last year’s brouhaha over the DUI Double Jeopardy defense, the Court of Appeals will consider whether the administrative impoundment of a car owned by a driver charged with driving on a suspended license triggers double ...

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Assembly Update for Feb. 5, 1996 (access required)

Fee hike to fund family court approved A proposal to fund a new family court system by increasing district court filing fees won approval Jan. 24 from a state Senate committee. The General Assembly approved the family courts concept three ...

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News in Brief for Feb. 5, 1996 (access required)

McCoy named clerk of Court of Appeals Cynthia L. McCoy, chief deputy clerk of the Virginia Court of Appeals since 1994, has been named clerk. She succeeds Richard James, who resigned in December. McCoy became chief deputy with the appellate ...

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