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Visitation not barred by adoption (access required)

When a child was adopted by his paternal aunt, the rights of his maternal aunts to visitation were not cut off, a Roanoke city circuit judge has ruled in a matter of apparent first impression. Under Virginia law, adoption normally ...

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Moon elected Chief Judge (access required)

Judge Norman K. Moon has become the new Chief Judge of the Virginia Court of Appeals. Moon was elected by his colleagues to serve a four-year term beginning May 1. He succeeds Judge Lawrence L. Koontz Jr., who served as ...

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Lacy: For appeals, read the rules (access required)

When preparing an appeal to the Virginia Supreme Court, be sure to notify all other counsel and the clerk of the trial court within five days of filing the transcript, according to Justice Elizabeth B. Lacy. She spoke at the ...

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FELA claim yields $4.7M (access required)

A man injured in a railroad signal box while cleaning up after a flood has obtained $4.7 million in a suit brought under the Federal Employers Liability Act. The plaintiff sustained back injuries when a 66-pound signal box door struck ...

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Duty to insure incorporated in decree (access required)

Although a final divorce decree did not expressly state that the husband had to pay for the wife’s health insurance, he had that duty where the final decree incorporated the parties’ property settlement agreement wholesale, and that duty was included ...

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