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Yearly Archives: 2014

Parsing wife’s expenses for support award

When calculating child and spousal support awards, some expenses will overlap. A new decision from the Virginia Court of Appeals says that spouses seeking support do not necessarily have to apportion every category of expense as supporting either spouse or ...

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Just say “Oops”

The Poynter Institute is a journalism think tank based in Florida. During the year, it compiles a list of media errors and corrections, announcing the best and worst at the end of the year. The “Correction of the Year” for ...

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Appeals court strikes down NC abortion law

(AP) A North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to show and describe an ultrasound to the pregnant woman is “ideological in intent” and violates doctors’ free-speech rights, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge ...

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Three names on the ballot for Portsmouth prosecutor

Portsmouth voters will choose among three candidates for commonwealth’s attorney in February. The election will fill the vacancy left when Earle Mobley was named a juvenile and domestic relations judge. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Morales and Portsmouth defense lawyers Mike ...

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William T. Prince (access required)

Retired U.S. Magistrate Judge William T. Prince died Dec. 15. He was 85. A native and lifelong resident of Norfolk, he was a past president of the Virginia State Bar who served as a federal magistrate judge for 24 years. ...

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