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Koontz leads 21 vying for 2 court seats (access required)

With General Assembly committees expected to begin interviews in a few days, at least 21 candidates are in the running to fill one vacancy each on the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals. For the high court vacancy, Court ...

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Legal Analysis–Child support: Deviating from guidelines (access required)

When the child-support guidelines first came out, some judges groused about having their discretion hampered. And family lawyers questioned whether the guidelines were flexible enough. But six years later, lawyers find that the guidelines have improved the law in Virginia. ...

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Research Box: Deviation from the child-support guidelines (access required)

The following are summaries of cases since 1990 in which a court deviated from the child-support guidelines. Some of these cases are discussed in the article, “Child support: Deviating from guidelines,” starting on page one. The actual opinions can be ...

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Practice Tip: Video helps lawyer settle $1.1M case (access required)

Personal-injury lawyers often hire professionals to make day-in-the-life videos of their clients. These same lawyers are more reluctant, though, to invest time and money for a settlement video. Yet a settlement video recently worked for one lawyer who settled an ...

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Fired workers out of luck? (access required)

Workers claiming employment discrimination gained a big victory last year: The Virginia Supreme Court allowed a plaintiff to bring a state claim for wrongful discharge under the Bowman exception. But a bill working its way through the General Assembly would ...

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News in Brief for Feb. 13, 1995 (access required)

Legislators ease off VSB…mostly Del Glenn. R. Croshaw, D-Va. Beach, has kept his promise to withdraw most of his legislation to limit or study the Virginia State Bar. His promise came in a deal made with VSB officers last month. ...

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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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