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Attorney-In-Fact Files Valid Elective Share Claim (access required)

Although husband could not personally sign the notice of elective share of his wife’s estate, due to his incapacity, the notice, signed and acknowledged by husband’s attorney-in-fact, constitutes a valid claim under Va. Code § 64.1-13, and the Fairfax Circuit ...

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No ‘Publication’ for Defamation Claims (access required)

In this suit by three employees discharged by defendant IBM, the Fairfax Circuit Court sustains demurrers filed by IBM and individual defendants to plaintiffs’ claims for defamation, conspiracy, tortious interference and negligent retention, arising from allegations that plaintiffs were terminated ...

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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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Antique Vehicle Collection is Illegal Junk Yard (access required)

Although a property owner says the antique vehicle collection on his Fairfax County property is his hobby, the Fairfax Circuit Court upholds the Board of Zoning Appeals decision that the collection is an illegal junk yard under the local zoning ...

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