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Guest Column–Mediation: Its time has come in the Commonwealth (access required)

Mediation: Lawyers, judges, businesses and individuals nationwide are increasingly embracing it as an additional and effective tool to resolve civil disputes. As just one of several forms of ADR (alternative dispute resolution), mediation has moved rapidly ahead of the others ...

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News in Brief for July 24, 1995 (access required)

Appeals court to take DUI appeal en banc The DUI double-jeopardy defense will bypass a three-judge panel at the Court of Appeals and go directly to an en banc hearing under an order issued last week. The court decided on ...

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New law protects elderly from financial abuse (access required)

Attorneys who may be reluctant to draft durable powers of attorney can rest a little easier, thanks to a new statute. The statute gives family members legal rights to look at the actions taken by the holder of a durable ...

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Elderly are getting healthier, study says (access required)

RALEIGH, N.C.–Older people had fewer illnesses over the last decade, a trend that could be the result of more education, good eating and preventive medicine, Duke University researchers say. The report was based on health and lifestyle data taken from ...

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News in Brief for July 17, 1995 (access required)

UVa must fund religious publication CHARLOTTESVILLE–In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 29 that the University of Virginia wrongly denied funding to a student-run Christian magazine. It was the first time the court had allowed public funding ...

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Real estate lawyers form new statewide bar group (access required)

Real estate attorneys in Virginia have formed a league of their own. The league will step up to the plate to advocate the interests of the “ordinary dirt lawyer.” The new group is called the Virginia Real Estate Attorneys League ...

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Custodial mom must pay support (access required)

A non-custodial father whose visitation with his son exceeded 110 days a year was awarded child support from his wife by a Norfolk Circuit judge. The wife, who was awarded temporary custody, earned about $10,000 more per year than the ...

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Unloaded firearm is not dangerous instrumentality (access required)

An unloaded gun is not a dangerous instrumentality, a Stafford County Circuit judge has ruled in a case of first impression. In a case involving three boys who were playing with a gun that went off, the judge found that ...

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Bars crank up endorsements for federal seat (access required)

Robb seeks secrecy Bar associations across Virginia have begun sorting out candidates for a Western District federal judgeship that opens up this fall. U.S. Magistrate Judge B. Waugh Crigler, who sits in Charlottesville, has garnered the most support so far. ...

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The 1995 Floods: Bars' disaster plan passes test (access required)

MADISON–School has been out for weeks, but the parking lot has been full at the local high school lately. Residents came for help in the wake of floods during the last week of June. The flooding killed eight people and ...

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