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What not to cite

In this week’s VLW, Deborah Elkins recounts the unfortunate experience of a lawyer who went to court with the wrong weapon.  The lawyer argued using a case that — unknown to him — had been overruled.  We can now authoritatively ...

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Second homeowners’ suit is rejected

A second lawsuit challenging the authority of a Virginia homeowners’ association has been thrown out of court. The winners last week were property owner groups in both the large-scale gated community of Lake Holiday in Frederick County and the small Dogwood Valley ...

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Second homeowners’ suit is rejected

A second lawsuit challenging the authority of a Virginia homeowners’ association has been thrown out of court. The winners last week were property owner groups in both the large-scale gated community of Lake Holiday in Frederick County and the small Dogwood Valley ...

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Suit over property owners’ group nixed (access required)

A lawsuit that sought the breakup of a 2,700-member property owners’ association near Winchester has been tossed out of court. Frederick County Circuit Judge John R. Prosser ruled in open court Tuesday that a Virginia property owners’ association is not ...

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Warner ducks TV debate

Just as former Gov. Mark Warner was basking in the limelight after his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Denver comes word that he’s balked at a broadcast debate with his Republican foe back in Virginia. According to ...

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As Jimmy Durante said …

… everybody wants to get into the act. Today comes word from Washington Post blogger Tim Craig that Terry McAuliffe, energetic Democratic fundraiser, McLean businessman, and lawyer who apparently has never practiced law, is considering a run for governor. McAuliffe ...

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Abingdon’s Rogers Stuart dies

Former delegate and former Virginia Bar Association president George Rogers Clark Stuart of Abingdon died Saturday at 83.  According to his obituary in the Bristol Herald Courier, Mr. Stuart served in decisive Army action in World War II.  He practiced ...

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Breakfast with the judge, and more

Senior U.S. District Judge Glen M. Williams now can add “interpreter and host” to his lengthy resume. Steve Minor directed our attention to a travelogue by New York writer Thomas Beller in Travel + Leisure magazine that features conversations with ...

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