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Smith vows to listen to the bar (access required)

Virginia State Bar President Michael W. Smith is no wallflower. He works the room at a bar meeting with easy bonhomie, greeting those he meets with a quick quip and a pat on the back. He is known for his ...

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Public hearing on rehab alimony generates steam (access required)

Virginia should adopt rehabilitative alimony, which is spousal support for a limited duration, said a majority of speakers at a public hearing before a Virginia State Bar committee. The hearing was held Aug. 17 in Richmond. Eight speakers addressed the ...

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Allstate forges program for soft-tissue claims (access required)

Large insurance companies handle thousands of claims that look almost identical. Over time, cases begin to sound like the same old song. But Allstate is changing the tune for one category of cases. Allstate has instituted a program that spotlights ...

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Small Claims Courts can do your clients a favor (access required)

Long-time clients come to your office. You handled the couple’s house closing and wrote their wills. Now they have a problem. Their son was bitten by the neighbor’s dog. They are trying to get the neighbor to pay the $600 ...

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Guest Column–Litigators beware: Fair Debt Act applies to you (access required)

A recent decision from the U.S. Supreme Court has far-reaching ramifications for lawyers who once thought their litigation activities were exempt from the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. In Heintz v. Jenkins, 115 S. Ct. 1489, 131 L.Ed 2d 395 ...

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News in Brief for Aug. 28, 1995 (access required)

Flatley joins VLW as assistant editor Patricia J. Flatley has joined the staff of Virginia Lawyers Weekly as assistant editor. Flatley, a 1995 cum laude graduate of the University of Richmond, recently completed a stint as a copy editor at ...

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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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Judge can talk to child alone on custody wish (access required)

A child can be interviewed alone in chambers by a commissioner deciding a custody dispute, despite one parent’s objection, the Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of first impression. In its initial foray into the area of child ...

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Child's wish outweighed (access required)

The decision in Haase v. Haase (VLW 095-7-597) leaves wide discretion with judges and commissioners in the handling of testimony from children in custody disputes. With the inclusion of a child’s custodial preference as a factor to be considered in ...

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Bankruptcy Law: Lawyer can't charge for preparing bill (access required)

During a bankruptcy case, a professional such as a lawyer or an accountant cannot charge for time spent preparing a detailed fee application, a federal bankruptcy judge in Richmond has ruled. Judges in the Western District reimburse professionals for time ...

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