Quantcast
Home / News Stories (page 1480) /

News Stories

News in Brief for Feb. 6, 1995 (access required)

Judges elected The General Assembly has elected 16 Circuit Court, 10 General District Court and 13 Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court judges. V. Thomas Forehand Jr. was elected in the 1st Circuit; Kenneth N. Whitehurst, 2nd; Von L. Piersall Jr., ...

Read More »

IOLTA would become voluntary (access required)

Mandatory IOLTA in Virginia soon may be dead. The controversial program would be rolled back from mandatory to opt-out status under a bill presently working its way through the General Assembly. The roll-back measure is the fruit of a compromise ...

Read More »

What changes mean to you (access required)

Here’s what all the new legislation and compromise deals would mean to you and your practice: * No More Mandatory IOLTA. You would be able to choose if you participate in the IOLTA program. If you do, your bank would ...

Read More »

Croshaw: Cut VSB staff by over half (access required)

Last year the Virginia State Bar had to fight a freeze on its authority to spend money, hire personnel and levy dues. This year, the battle may hit even closer to home, as some VSB staffers may find themselves looking ...

Read More »

11th-hour title glitch voids sale (access required)

A foreclosure sale must be set aside because the trustee refused to halt the sale after learning of a title glitch as he stood on the courthouse steps, a Charlottesville Circuit judge has ruled. The case demonstrates, as the trustee’s ...

Read More »

Sensitivity training didn't cure "hostile" workplace (access required)

An employer who conducted sensitivity training after receiving a sexual harassment complaint nevertheless failed to cure a “hostile environment,” the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. The employee won injunctive relief and nearly $30,000 in attorney’s fees. The ...

Read More »

Partner not personally liable for prior partnership debt (access required)

A general partner is not personally liable on a construction loan, even though money was advanced after he joined the partnership, a Richmond federal judge has ruled in a case of first impression. The case turned on whether the loan ...

Read More »

Review Granted: Fees proper under Owners' Ass'n Act? (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to decide the following issues: * Did a trial court have discretion to award attorneys’ fees under the Virginia Property Owners’ Association Act to a man sued by his neighbors at Wintergreen for building ...

Read More »

Reform Act gives attorneys new tool for loan negotiation (access required)

Business lawyers negotiating loans for clients should try to get banks to delete so-called “DePrizio waivers,” said Wilson R. Trice of Richmond at the meeting of the business-law section of the VBA. The 1994 Bankruptcy Reform Act makes the waivers ...

Read More »

Scenes from the VBA's Williamsburg meeting (access required)

Snapshots from the Virginia Bar Association winter meeting held in Williamsburg Jan. 19-21… …Phil Stone of Harrisonburg may have left law practice to head Bridgewater College, but he’s not leaving behind his professional ties. Stone was elected chair of VBA’s ...

Read More »