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Bike accident settled for $1.65M (access required)

A man paralyzed in a bicycle accident has obtained a $1,650,000 settlement from the bike manufacturer and the store that advertised the bike as an all terrain bike. The case is Abel v. Montgomery Ward and Asahi Enterprises Corp. (see ...

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Hassell supported for 4th Circuit (access required)

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief Virginia Supreme Court Justice Leroy R. Hassell has gained the endorsements of all six of Virginia’s statewide bar associations for a spot on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The endorsements came in response to a ...

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Non-bankrupt guarantors halt foreclosure (access required)

Guarantors on a loan to a Chapter 11 debtor could temporarily halt foreclosure on their home even though they had not filed their own bankruptcy petition, a Norfolk bankruptcy judge has ruled. The bankruptcy court said that “unusual circumstances” in ...

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Wife can't use ECOA to void her guarantee (access required)

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief Even though a bank extended credit to her ex-husband after their divorce, a wife cannot use the Equal Credit Opportunity Act to void a guarantee agreement she signed during the marriage, a Loudoun County circuit judge has ...

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O'Brien unopposed (access required)

McLean attorney Kathleen O’Brien will be the next president-elect of the Virginia State Bar. When the March 15 filing deadline expired, O’Brien was the only candidate to have filed a petition with the VSB. Although several attorneys had considered making ...

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