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Assembly Update for Feb. 5, 1996 (access required)

Fee hike to fund family court approved A proposal to fund a new family court system by increasing district court filing fees won approval Jan. 24 from a state Senate committee. The General Assembly approved the family courts concept three ...

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News in Brief for Feb. 5, 1996 (access required)

McCoy named clerk of Court of Appeals Cynthia L. McCoy, chief deputy clerk of the Virginia Court of Appeals since 1994, has been named clerk. She succeeds Richard James, who resigned in December. McCoy became chief deputy with the appellate ...

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VaREAL's legislative agenda (access required)

The bill to define a real estate settlement as the practice of law is one of eight bills introduced last with the backing of the Virginia Real Estate Attorneys League. The other proposals would: * impose fiduciary duties on nonlawyer ...

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New limits on Bowman used fast (access required)

The Supreme Court’s curtailment of the controversial Bowman public-policy exception earlier this month has given one employer a quick victory in a sexual-harassment case. A Martinsville Circuit judge ruled Jan. 18 that a secretary cannot sue her employer, a music ...

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