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Decline in law students may persist, dean says

ROANOKE – The unprecedented decline in law school applications over the past decade seems resistant to economic change, one law school dean told Roanoke lawyers Tuesday. Mathew D. Staver, dean of Liberty University law school, says the drop in interest ...

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HOA dues fight generates $50K lawyer bill (access required)

A Dumfries couple who had been fighting a dues assessment by their homeowners association since 2008 won on one count in Alexandria federal court, but lost an appeal of their suit alleging the HOA violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The homeowners ...

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Mom’s Pell Grant counts as income (access required)

A court calculating child support should include a $5,500 education Pell Grant the mother received for her dental assistant studies, the Virginia Court of Appeals said in a first-impression ruling on Sept. 9. Father Michael A. Oley had custody of his three ...

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Neely stays as prosecutor in Morrissey case

The judge in Del. Joe Morrissey’s sexual misconduct case has rejected Morrissey’s bid to banish both the special prosecutor and the criminal indictments. In a four-page opinion, Stafford County Circuit Judge J. Martin Bass denied a defense motion to remove ...

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