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Wife can't recoup her home improvements… (access required)

A wife’s contributions for improvements to the marital home will not be returned to her during equitable distribution, a Richmond Circuit judge has ruled. Although the statute allows recovery of separate property contributed to the marital estate, the judge refused ...

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Plaintiff can depose about reconstruction (access required)

A plaintiff can depose a defendant’s investigator about an accident reconstruction, a Richmond Circuit judge has ruled in a case of apparent first impression. During a deposition, the defendant sought to bar certain questions, based on the work-product doctrine. However, ...

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JLARCs flock to Beach (access required)

The legislative study group examining the VSB was conspicuous at this year’s meeting. Susan Massart, who is leading the working group from the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, attended the Executive Committee and Bar Council meetings on June 14. ...

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Lawyers, bar groups honored by VSB (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting always features a number of awards to top lawyers and bar associations. Below are some of the winners. Richmond’s Baer top G.P. Richmond attorney Tommy P. Baer received the 9th annual Tradition of Excellence ...

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Eight bars bag awards (access required)

Eight bar associations from around Virginia were recognized in the Awards of Merit program for public service programs. The Hispanic Bar Association won an award of merit for a naturalization drive in Arlington that drew 300 participants. The Loudoun County ...

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