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News in Brief for July 17, 1995 (access required)

UVa must fund religious publication CHARLOTTESVILLE–In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 29 that the University of Virginia wrongly denied funding to a student-run Christian magazine. It was the first time the court had allowed public funding ...

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Wife can't recoup her home improvements… (access required)

A wife’s contributions for improvements to the marital home will not be returned to her during equitable distribution, a Richmond Circuit judge has ruled. Although the statute allows recovery of separate property contributed to the marital estate, the judge refused ...

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Plaintiff can depose about reconstruction (access required)

A plaintiff can depose a defendant’s investigator about an accident reconstruction, a Richmond Circuit judge has ruled in a case of apparent first impression. During a deposition, the defendant sought to bar certain questions, based on the work-product doctrine. However, ...

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News in Brief for July 3, 1995 (access required)

Prof’s harassment opens school to strict liability A university would have strict liability for quid-pro-quo harassment under Title IX if a fact-finder were to decide that a student suffered retaliation from a professor for allegations of sexual harassment. The ruling ...

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Lawyers, bar groups honored by VSB (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting always features a number of awards to top lawyers and bar associations. Below are some of the winners. Richmond’s Baer top G.P. Richmond attorney Tommy P. Baer received the 9th annual Tradition of Excellence ...

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