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Colonial Downer (access required)

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Allowing a young visitor to Colonial Williamsburg to eat his homemade meal with classmates in a historic tavern might be a necessary accommodation to his special dietary needs, a panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last ...

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Veteran prosecutors face challengers bent on reform (access required)

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FAIRFAX (AP) For decades they’ve been fixtures in Northern Virginia courthouses: longtime prosecutors who made their names and earned public trust with successful convictions of serial killers and snipers. Now, though, a national reform movement emphasizing the rights of defendants ...

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Money Management: Beneficiary review (access required)

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By Sharon L. Thornton BridgeTower Media Newswires The most important gift that you can leave your heirs is a well-thought-out transition of property. Circumstances change in life. It could be divorce, death, deciding to no longer enable grown children to ...

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School sues parents, lawyer for fees in special ed case (access required)

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In a rare move, a Virginia public school system is suing a student’s parents and the parents’ attorney for an award of attorneys’ fees under the federal special education law. The Roanoke County School Board contends the parents filed a ...

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Qualifying for the home office deduction (access required)

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By Jamie Bushart BridgeTower Media Newswires With more and more people working remotely, a common question clients asked this past tax season was whether they are eligible to take the home office deduction. This is also referred to as business ...

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Wife, whose breach of PSA was contempt, must pay fees (access required)

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A wife who breached two sections of the couple’s property settlement agreement was properly held in civil contempt, the Virginia Court of Appeals has held. And under the PSA, she must pay her ex-husband’s attorneys’ fees for enforcing the agreement. ...

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Making motions (access required)

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Even though Virginia’s chief justice has questions about the practice, lawyers and judges say having different judges handle various aspects of a case is a system that works in busy courthouses. The subject came up at a May 8 meeting ...

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