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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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Guide to New Statutes (access required)

Administrative Annual reports from agencies. Places a two-year moratorium on the general publication and distribution of annual reports of any agency receiving any funds from the state budget. However, the bill does not prohibit any such agency from making information ...

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Misrepresentations result in dismissal of lawsuit (access required)

A Newport News federal judge has applied the ultimate sanction to a plaintiff’s lawsuit: He dismissed a case with prejudice because he found the plaintiff misrepresented his financial background and mental health to the court. And in a second case ...

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O'Brien prepares for new challenge (access required)

While Virginia State Bar Past President Kathleen O’Brien is leaving one job, she will take up another on July 1 when she becomes her firm’s first managing partner. Until now, her firm in McLean has not had a managing partner, ...

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Notes from the Virginia State Bar Council… (access required)

270K voted to client protection fund VIRGINIA BEACH–Ethics complaints against lawyers are down, but the Virginia State Bar Council has voted to bolster the fund set up to compensate client victims, in the form of a $270,000 transfusion to the ...

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