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‘Wife’ of 18 years barred from getting pension (access required)

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Even though a couple married and lived together as husband and wife for 18 years, the wife cannot collect on her deceased husband’s nearly $722,000 pension because – unbeknownst to her – the husband had never divorced his previous wife. ...

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Courts make four interim judgeship appointments (access required)

Four attorneys have been named to district court judgeships left unfilled after the end of the 2020 General Assembly session. Five district bench seats remain vacant, according to the Supreme Court’s administrative office. Two of the appointments went to delegates. ...

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New faces — Northern Virginia sees more diversity on bench, bar leadership (access required)

Advocates of diversity in the bench and bar say they’re pleased with recent advances in Northern Virginia, but questions remain about whether the progress is sustainable. Observers also see work to be done in making other bar groups more representative. ...

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Virginia circuit court system moving slowly on jury trials (access required)

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As most of the circuit courts in Virginia’s population centers are either preparing for or actively resuming jury trials, the bulk of Virginia courthouses still have not received jury trial approval from the Supreme Court. As of Nov. 9, 27 ...

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Lawyer is disqualified in complex divorce case (access required)

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A Reston lawyer has been sidelined from representing a husband in a contentious and complicated Loudoun County divorce action because of his prior representation of a former friend of the husband. The husband accused the former friend of having an ...

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Bond security business must pay $5.7M (access required)

Refereeing a strained business relationship poisoned by “historic intransigence” on the part of an immigrant bond security company, a federal judge has levied a $3,331,197.55 award of damages – mostly legal expenses – against the business. The award largely represents ...

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