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ERISA doesn't trump state worker's comp (access required)

A company cannot use a qualified ERISA plan to avoid maintaining separate Virginia workers’ compensation protection, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. The court rejected the argument that the federal ERISA statute preempted state workers’ compensation statutes ...

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Adoption more "final" under new law (access required)

Changes to Virginia’s adoption law promise to make the legal process swifter and more certain when birth parents give their child up for adoption to new parents. The changes were recommended by a legislative subcommittee that studied Virginia’s adoption laws ...

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Loudoun judge borrows support guidelines (access required)

Loudoun County does not have local spousal-support guidelines, so when Judge James H. Chamblin Jr. recently addressed the issue, he borrowed from a neighbor, Fairfax County. After a hearing on pendente lite support, Chamblin wrote that he would defer to ...

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