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Litigant deserved higher legal fees (access required)

A litigant was shorted on his legal fees, prompting a reversal by the Supreme Court of Virginia. The high court said John Richard Harvey’s legal bill of $39,480.46 in fees and costs for his successful petition to have a conservator ...

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Dad denied name change for daughter (access required)

Choosing a child’s surname can be tricky, with the waning of the patronymic tradition and with parents marrying, remarrying or never marrying. Gender politics aside, there are practical considerations for having an identifiable link between parent and child. Stacy McMahon cited ...

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Students tardy, mom pays the price (access required)

A mother’s criminal conviction for failing to get her children to school on time will be on the Supreme Court docket when school gets underway again next fall. A Loudoun County Circuit Court convicted Maureen Anne Blake on three counts ...

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