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Map real estate practice before automating it (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH–With fierce competition and flat fees, streamlining a residential real estate practice has become a necessity. “Time is our stock in trade. Real estate closings are time-intensive. If we could bill on an hourly basis, we’d be fine,” Charlotte, ...

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News in Brief for July 3, 1995 (access required)

Prof’s harassment opens school to strict liability A university would have strict liability for quid-pro-quo harassment under Title IX if a fact-finder were to decide that a student suffered retaliation from a professor for allegations of sexual harassment. The ruling ...

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Revision to Code of P.R. tabled for time being (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH–A rewrite of the Code of Professional Responsibility will be put on hold in coming months, as the special committee that floated the proposal considers attorneys’ reactions. “To say that it generated a great deal of response is to ...

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Arlington Circuit judge nixes new DUI defenses (access required)

For criminal law attorneys keeping score, a third circuit judge–and the first in Northern Virginia–has gone on record rejecting the widely followed DUI double-jeopardy argument. This time, the ruling comes from Arlington Circuit Court. The judge ruled that a license ...

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Financial Planning: Stocks may outperform CDs (access required)

By Bruce H. Boykin During the past year, yields on certificates of deposit and savings have fallen to levels that haven’t been seen for more than two decades. In response to this phenomenon, many people have invested in the stock ...

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Affidavit could give summary judgment (access required)

Affidavits could be used to support a motion for summary judgment under a proposal being considered by the Judicial Council’s rules committee. The proposed rule of court is one of several the Supreme Court sent to Virginia Lawyers Weekly for ...

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News in Brief for June 26, 1995 (access required)

A new bright line in unemployment comp? An angry employee is called on the carpet by a company vice-president for refusing a superior’s order to do a task. Both parties start cursing. The worker gets exasperated and says she just ...

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Legal aid fears dip in IOLTA (access required)

Attorneys with IOLTA accounts need to decide whether to opt out or stay in the program when it reverts to voluntary status this week. Legal aid supporters are waiting to see how many accounts will leave the program and how ...

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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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Errant hunter could use perception expert (access required)

A hunter who mistook another hunter for a turkey and shot him may be permitted to use a psychologist as an expert witness during his retrial on manslaughter charges, the Court of Appeals has ruled. The psychologist would explain the ...

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