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Discharge bars "spousal support" (access required)

After a husband gets his debts discharged in bankruptcy, a divorce court cannot award his wife lump-sum spousal support to compensate her for part of the marital debt, the Court of Appeals has ruled. The “spousal support” was merely disguised ...

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Licenses at risk for non-support (access required)

Attorneys have a new weapon to use against parents who fall seriously behind in child support payments: If the lagging parent is a licensed professional, the license is on the line. Lawyers are among the professional groups targeted by the ...

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Law schools release pass rates (access required)

George Mason University 69 percent Regent University 61.3 percent University of Richmond 78.13 percent University of Virginia 91.6 percent Washington & Lee University 80 percent The College of William & Mary 88.79 percent Of the 1,152 people who took the ...

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Supreme Court News (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether certain 1993 revisions to the Virginia Medical Malpractice Act are retroactive. But the court has refused to hear a case in which a Lynchburg judge ruled that an uninsured motorist carrier ...

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Buyer wins due to painted basement (access required)

A home buyer may recover damages for a flooded basement where the seller repaired and painted over prior water damage, a Fredericksburg Circuit judge has ruled. The case is Stone v. Quann (VLW 094-8-348). The opinion was written by Judge ...

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IOLTA revolt repelled (access required)

CHANTILLY–The Virginia State Bar Council has crushed an effort to derail mandatory IOLTA, rejecting by a 2-1 margin a resolution to roll IOLTA back to a voluntary “opt-out” program. At its meeting in Chantilly Oct. 20, the council voted 19-41-3 ...

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