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Spousal Support Added to Marital Award (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds a $12,000 monthly spousal support award to a 57-year-old stay-at-home wife, rejecting husband’s argument that wife could generate sufficient income from her equitable distribution award and did not need spousal support; wife’s awards of over ...

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Mine Worker Wins Lifetime Wage Benefits (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms an award of lifetime wage benefits to a mine worker diagnosed with pneumoconiosis pursuant to Va. Code § 65.2-504(A)(4), rejecting employer’s contention that the claim for benefits was time-barred because of claimant’s 1987 diagnosis.   Regarding ...

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