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Child support collection is up

Economic stimulus money means more opportunities for enforcement of child support obligations. Virginia collected more than $639 million in child-support payments in the past 12 months, up $10 million from the previous year, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch. In many cases, ...

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Tech savvy lawyers using two screens

Lawyers attending the solo and small firm forum in Abingdon this week got an earful of tech tips from those traveling IT evangelists from Sensei Enterprises.  A recurring theme: lawyers who try using two monitor screens at their desk never ...

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‘No boys with cars’ case reversed

A parent who heard the dad of her daughter’s 14-year-old friend expressly say, “No boys with cars,” must face a wrongful death claim filed by the girl’s estate, the Supreme Court of Virginia said today. The dad, Michael Kellermann, sued ...

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Credit card crime is on the rise

The Alexandria Gazette Packet reports the increasing use of credit cards instead of cash presents new opportunities for crooks.

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Credit card crime is on the rise

The Alexandria Gazette Packet reports the increasing use of credit cards instead of cash presents new opportunities for crooks.

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Hassell: Judicial evaluation program is dead

ABINGDON–Virginia Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr., speaking at a “town hall” meeting in Southwest Virginia, pronounced an obituary for the state’s controversial judicial performance evaluation program. “It’s dead – that’s about the nicest way I can say it,” Hassell ...

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