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Carrier can't tender limits, then walk (access required)

An automobile liability carrier may not tender its policy limits and be relieved of its duty to defend its policyholder, a Fredericksburg Circuit judge has ruled. In late January, the judge reversed his mid-November bench ruling, a holding that had ...

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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., ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Fairfax TV show brings law to the public (access required)

At cable TV station Channel 10 in Fairfax, activity is picking up on the set of Law Weekly, a live program sponsored by the Fairfax Bar Foundation and hosted by attorney Glenn C. Lewis. The date is Jan. 11, and ...

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News in Brief for Jan. 30, 1995 (access required)

Prosecutors endorse appellate candidates The Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys is the first statewide bar organization to endorse candidates for vacancies on both the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. At a Jan. 20 meeting, the association’s board of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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