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No order, but income imputed (access required)

A father who switched to a lower-paying job must have income imputed to him, even though there was no support order in place when he changed jobs, the Court of Appeals has ruled. This decision extends the landmark case of ...

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Fraud claim overcomes med-mal cap (access required)

Where a surgeon allegedly failed to tell a patient’s family that she operated on the wrong side of the patient’s brain, the patient can pursue a fraud claim with damages above the $1 million medical-malpractice cap, a Fairfax Circuit judge ...

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Buyer still beware (access required)

The ingenious buyers in Ell v. Moss not only had no warranty coverage on their new home under Virginia Code § 55-70.1. The court said they also failed to file their claims on time, in an apparent first look at ...

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News in Brief for 11/27/95 (access required)

Dead woman’s estate wins compensation under 13th Century doctrine VIRGINIA BEACH–The family of a woman who was killed while helping a highway accident victim has been awarded benefits under a rarely used legal doctrine that dates to 13th century England. ...

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