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Buyer wins due to painted basement (access required)

A home buyer may recover damages for a flooded basement where the seller repaired and painted over prior water damage, a Fredericksburg Circuit judge has ruled. The case is Stone v. Quann (VLW 094-8-348). The opinion was written by Judge ...

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Croshaw vows reality-check (access required)

The impact of the VSB Council’s votes on IOLTA and the long-range plan is just beginning to sink in. Del. Glenn R. Croshaw, D-Virginia Beach, the General Assembly’s leading opponent of mandatory IOLTA, was not surprised by the vote on ...

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IOLTA revolt repelled (access required)

CHANTILLY–The Virginia State Bar Council has crushed an effort to derail mandatory IOLTA, rejecting by a 2-1 margin a resolution to roll IOLTA back to a voluntary “opt-out” program. At its meeting in Chantilly Oct. 20, the council voted 19-41-3 ...

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Lawyer must check on appeals (access required)

A lawyer who failed to check on appeals pending before the U.S. Supreme Court provided “ineffective assistance of counsel” and his client deserves a new trial, a Newport News federal district judge has ruled. In vacating the conviction, the judge ...

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