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Review Granted (312282) (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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New regional family law bars offer peer support (access required)

Lawyers who practice family law have banded together in two different regions of Virginia to create new family law organizations. The founders thought that family lawyers needed a better network of support and information. Such lawyers must grapple daily not ...

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Jury gives $5K to fired woman (access required)

A Loudoun County jury has returned a $5,000 verdict for a woman who claimed she was forced out of her job because of sex discrimination. The decision comes in one of the cases remanded by the Supreme Court in last ...

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Legal Analysis: Waste not, want not (access required)

Do claims of marital waste get short shrift? Everyone goes on an occasional spending spree, but can a divorce client waste money just like anyone else? Suppose a client writes a generous check to his parents out of a joint ...

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Research Box: Whether spouse wasted marital assets (access required)

The following are summaries of some decisions addressing waste of marital assets. Some of these cases are discussed in the article, “Do claims of marital waste get short shrift?,” starting on page one. The actual opinions can be ordered by ...

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Little rule 11 no basis for conspiracy (access required)

A plaintiff cannot sue for civil conspiracy based on a claim that defendants conspired to file frivolous lawsuits in violation of the Virginia sanctions statute, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. The court found that a civil conspiracy requires collaboration ...

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Statement for auto claim not under protective order (access required)

Product information under order must be returned Before attorneys can begin discovery in tort cases, they often must negotiate or litigate protective orders to decide which information will be available and which will not. Two recent Circuit Court cases highlight ...

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Trucker's son gets $10M; Richmond record is tied (access required)

A boy injured in a collision between two big rigs on Interstate 95 won a $10 million award from a Richmond jury earlier this month. The verdict is one of the largest in state history and ties the largest reported ...

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Assembly oversight group targets VSB discipline (access required)

The Virginia State Bar, which last year battled a budget freeze and this year gave up mandatory IOLTA, faces more scrutiny from the legislature. While it was IOLTA and other programs that drew the legislature’s attention in the past, lawmakers ...

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Orange Co. gives victory to DUI double jeopardy (access required)

An Orange County General District judge has issued the first written opinion granting dismissals based on double jeopardy in DUI cases. General District Judge W. A. Talley Jr. accepted a defense that has been argued in cases throughout Virginia. So ...

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