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Children, not wife, get dad’s retirement (access required)

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A father’s retirement account will go to his two children, and not to his surviving spouse, because their right to the money vested when the father and mother divorced, the Virginia Court of Appeals said on Jan. 28. When Sandra ...

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McDonnell and wife indicted in gift scandal

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Just 10 days after he left office as Virginia governor, Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges they accepted gifts and loans from a businessman in exchange for help in promoting his ...

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Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2013 (access required)

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In this issue, Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents its compilation of “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2013.” Eighteen qualifying verdicts were reported to Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 2013. This number is slightly down from the 2012 compilation, where 20 cases made the ...

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Supreme Court pushes ‘Hernandez’ envelope (access required)

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In a new decision on a highly charged issue, the Supreme Court of Virginia has taken a broad view of a trial judge’s inherent authority to consider different outcomes for those who plead guilty to criminal charges. The high court ...

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