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Mandatory IOLTA passed by Council (access required)

Legal Reporter The Virginia State Bar Council has passed, by a vote of 33-23-2, a proposal to mandate contributions of interest on lawyers’ trust accounts (IOLTA) to the Virginia Law Foundation. The measure affects all trust accounts maintained by active ...

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Family court proposal OK'd (access required)

Legal Reporter Family court legislation is one step away from approval, after passage by the General Assembly before it adjourned this year’s short session. At press time, final versions of companion bills–House Bills 1678 and 1679–had not arrived on Gov. ...

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…And a case going the other direction (access required)

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief As the Virginia Supreme Court was deciding Huffman v. Love, on the same day it came down the opposite way in a different punitives/drunk driving case. In Puent v. Dickens, (VLW 093-6-xxx), the high court upheld the ...

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