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Overnight stay won’t support common law marriage (access required)

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A “husband” whose nine-year marriage was negated because the couple’s Washington wedding was at odds with their Virginia paperwork cannot save the union by labeling it a common law marriage under D.C. law. The Court of Appeals of Virginia ruled ...

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‘On life support’ (access required)

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Despite opposition from about a dozen participating lawyers, leaders of the oversight panel for the Virginia Lawyer Referral Service say they plan to move ahead with a proposal to charge a percentage of lawyers’ fees on referred cases. Some lawyers ...

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School attorneys raise concerns about lay advocates (access required)

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Two Virginia federal judges are wrestling with the status of unlicensed advocates in special education cases, an issue that has raised concerns for school representatives and the Virginia State Bar. One judge declared that a lay advocate is not entitled ...

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Bitter on Twitter (access required)

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The Roanoke Times is asking a judge to force former Times sports reporter Andy Bitter to give up his use of a Twitter account. The owner of the paper has sued in Roanoke federal court claiming it is the rightful ...

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Hoppy dreams (access required)

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In Richmond, it seems that with every new month comes another new brewery, bringing with it all sorts of strange and unique hops and sours, saisons and stouts. With each brewery comes the promise of urban renewal, as beer drinkers ...

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Judge allows malicious prosecution claims to advance (access required)

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A Richmond federal judge has allowed malicious prosecution claims against a Virginia commonwealth’s attorney and a state detective to go forward. The decision this month keeps alive the complaint filed by a one-time candidate for Greensville County sheriff who contends ...

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The many reasons not to choose DIY investing (access required)

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By Scott Hansen BridgeTower Media Newswires There is an ever-increasing list of resources for investors seeking advice, including financial advisors or brokers, wealth managers, and estate and financial planners. However, quite a large number of investors feel that self-management of ...

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