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Getting to the jury on ‘capacity’ for will (access required)

Call it a finger on the scale of justice. The law sometimes gives an advantage to one side in a lawsuit, allowing a legal “presumption” about some key fact in the case. Presumptions can be overcome, but how much weight ...

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89-year-old killed in car crash had been healthy, active for her age – $525,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent, an 89-year-old woman, was proceeding through an intersection on a green light. The defendant, a 90-year-old woman, traveling in the opposite direction, failed to yield and made a left turn immediately in front of decedent’ s car. The two ...

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Plaintiff’s damages claims contradicted his bankruptcy petition – Summary judgment granted (access required)

Defendant attorney represented plaintiff husband in divorce and custody proceedings from 2007 to 2011, which concluded with the wife being awarded full custody of the minor child, and limited visitation rights for the husband. Plaintiff husband sued his attorney, alleging ...

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Trustee hit for fraud, breach of contract on counterclaim – $13,357,000 Verdict for Defendants (access required)

John R. Erb, the sole shareholder, officer and employee of the Alexandria investment management firm of de Teffé Capital Management, Inc., initiated the action by filing suit for trustee’s and investment management fees totaling approximately $1.5 million allegedly earned and ...

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Lawyer mismanaged assets, is convicted of embezzlement (access required)

A Falls Church lawyer has been convicted of embezzlement after being ordered to reimburse more than $275,000 in excess fees she charged for management of an elderly couple’s assets, according the Virginia State Bar and court records. A 2009 report ...

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Owners’ Association Scores Attorney’s Fees (access required)

An Alexandria Circuit Court awards defendant condominium unit owners’ association $65,375 in attorney’s fees and $597 in costs under Va. Code Sec. 55-79.53(A), in a suit filed by an owner who sought compensation for property damage from a shower leak ...

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