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Haddon overruled (access required)

The much-maligned Haddon case is dead. A new case, Lichtman v. Knouf (VLW 094-6-076), has overruled a decision that employment lawyers and workers’ compensation attorneys have railed at for years. In Haddon v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 239 Va. 397 ...

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GDC time guidelines proposed (access required)

Voluntary time guidelines, after a nearly three-year run in Circuit Courts, may be extended to General District Courts, under a proposal unveiled at the June 3 Judicial Council meeting. The council was presented with targets developed by the General District ...

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Bach to head Fairfax court (access required)

The 15 judges of the Fairfax Circuit Court–the state’s largest–last week elected Judge F. Bruce Bach as chief judge. Bach takes his post effective July 1, succeeding Richard J. Jamborsky. Bach will have a two-year term. Bach, 52, earned his ...

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Ongoing employment is consideration (access required)

An employee’s agreement assigning patent rights in an invention to his employer is not invalid because the “good and valuable consideration” the employee received was simply his continued employment, an Abingdon federal district judge has ruled. Combining elements of Virginia ...

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Solo judges to review petitions (access required)

The Virginia Court of Appeals is down-sizing its review panels for criminal petitions for appeal. Beginning July 1, 1994, each petition for appeal will be reviewed initially not by the standard three-judge panel, but by a single judge of the ...

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IRS proposal targets partnership, LLCs (access required)

The Internal Revenue Service may pursue Virginia partnerships and limited liability companies to prevent them from abusing their preferred tax treatment, under proposed regulations released last month by the agency. The regulations would broaden the agency’s authority to deny a ...

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