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Licenses at risk for non-support (access required)

Attorneys have a new weapon to use against parents who fall seriously behind in child support payments: If the lagging parent is a licensed professional, the license is on the line. Lawyers are among the professional groups targeted by the ...

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Discharge bars "spousal support" (access required)

After a husband gets his debts discharged in bankruptcy, a divorce court cannot award his wife lump-sum spousal support to compensate her for part of the marital debt, the Court of Appeals has ruled. The “spousal support” was merely disguised ...

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Lawyer could offer title policy (access required)

Real estate lawyers who own title agencies could continue offering title insurance to their clients as long as they do not act as title agents themselves, under a proposed legal ethics opinion drafted by the Virginia State Bar’s Real Property ...

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Supreme Court News (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether certain 1993 revisions to the Virginia Medical Malpractice Act are retroactive. But the court has refused to hear a case in which a Lynchburg judge ruled that an uninsured motorist carrier ...

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