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Bankruptcy Law–Virginia leads in filings, but experts not sure why (access required)

Bankruptcy, one of the fastest-growing practice areas in the early 1990s, is on the increase again, with Virginia far outstripping the national average. While attorneys and economists could point to the recession to explain the upsurge in the early 1990s, ...

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Harrisonburg posts "whopping" jump in bankruptcy filings (access required)

Compared with the first six months of 1994, filings this year are up substantially in the Western District. Lynchburg is up by 13.4 percent, and Roanoke by 14 percent. Harrisonburg filings increased by what Bankruptcy Clerk John W. L. Craig ...

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Elder Law–Lawyers overlook Act that eases stock transfer (access required)

In July 1994, a new law permitted Virginians to transfer securities upon death to a designated beneficiary, allowing the securities to avoid probate. Yet, over a year after the statute went into effect, most lawyers report that they have counselled ...

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Guest Column: How to relate better to clients with disabilities (access required)

What would you do if you saw a blind person walk directly into a packing crate left just inside the doorway of your office suite? Should you remain standing when talking to a client in a wheelchair? What is the ...

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News in Brief for Sept. 11, 1995 (access required)

Group seeks to block racetrack on battlefield CHARLOTTESVILLE–A preservationist group is suing to block construction of a Formula One racetrack on a Civil War battlefield in Culpeper. In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville, the Brandy Station ...

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NOVA Law–Avoiding the ED wheel of fortune: Fairfax to mediate cases (access required)

A Fairfax woman who “preferred to take her chances” and negotiate a property settlement agreement later decided the PSA was too generous with her Foreign Service pension. But despite a warning from her lawyer that she could wind up on ...

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Alexandria J&DR Court won't hear gay domestic violence (access required)

The three circuit judges in Alexandria have decided that a homosexual couple cannot use the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court for a domestic violence dispute. Alexandria apparently is now the only jurisdiction in Northern Virginia that does not allow same-sex ...

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Advokati visit Arlington to study U.S. legal system (access required)

ARLINGTON–Imagine preparing for your first jury trial, but doing it without any practice in law school, or any advice from senior partners or colleagues. In fact, imagine doing it in a country where there have been no jury trials in ...

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Breaking the spell: Man recovers most of his assets (access required)

A man who lavished more than a million dollars on an Australian woman with whom he had a two-year, “magical” but “non-romantic” relationship has been able to get most of his money back. But he had to sue her for ...

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News in Brief for Sept. 4, 1995 (access required)

Attorney General goes online The Attorney General’s office is on the Internet. The address: vaattygen@aol.com. The idea is to allow a two-way dialogue with constituents. Attorney General James S. Gilmore III has posted public information in the Virginia Forum section ...

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