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Only one bill remains in foreclosure reform (access required)

All that’s left of foreclosure reform in this session of the General Assembly is a measure that would create a civil cause of action against a person who knowingly uses a false document in support of foreclosure. Sen. Chap Petersen, ...

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AG would get new powers to look at nursing home abuse (access required)

A bill sailing through the General Assembly would expand the attorney general’s power to investigate nursing home abuse and neglect, even in cases where the patient does not receive government assistance. Currently under Virginia law, state investigators can subpoena only ...

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Cuccinelli opinion appears to help Capital One

Del. Bill Janis, R-Henrico, appears to be looking out for a constituent and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is helping him out. Janis asked Cuccinelli for an official opinion on whether credit card agreements governed by Virginia law are written contracts ...

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Hernandez prompts separate interview sessions for high court (access required)

A legislative session to interview candidates for a vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia split – literally – over the court’s recent decision in Hernandez v. Commonwealth. That case held that judges can defer entering judgment in criminal cases ...

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Senate, House to reconcile how to thaw judicial freeze (access required)

Come, let us reason together. It’s time for the “reconciliation” process. The Senate Finance and House Appropriations committees have some serious reconciling to do on the freeze on filling judicial vacancies. The Senate committee would melt the freeze by appropriating ...

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Assignment recordation bill killed after all

The effort to require recordation of mortgage assignments in court records is finally dead. Sen. Chap Petersen, D-Fairfax, managed to resurrect his proposal, Senate Bill 838, that would have required the recordation of mortgage assignments in court records yesterday. The ...

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Assignment recordation bill revived

Sen. Chap Petersen, D-Fairfax, won approval this morning in the Senate Courts of Justice Committee of his Senate Bill 838, which would require the recordation of assignments of debts secured by a deed of trust. The measure was defeated Thursday ...

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Common ground sought on foreclosure reform (access required)

Bankers and consumer advocates were negotiating last week to see if a deal might produce some form of foreclosure reform in this year’s General Assembly. Foreclosure reform bills foundered in the House of Delegates just days after a diverse group ...

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