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In order to prove an injury by accident in Virginia the injured worker must demonstrate: (1) an identifiable incident; (2) that occurs at some reasonably definite time; (3) an obvious sudden mechanical or structural change in the body; and (4) a causal connection between the incident and the bodily change. Injuries that result from repetitive Read More

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William D. Tucker, III │The TRID Experience

Tucker’s Tips   Tip 8-2016:  The TRID Experience – With the new TRID laws in place for over four months, Tucker’s Tips has made the following observations about how TRID is affecting settlements:  1.  Closings are taking about a week longer than before TRID. (This experience is apparently not just in our area. They are taking Read More

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2016 — IRS Now Has Power to REVOKE Passports Over Delinquent Tax Debt

If you have a large tax debt, you might have trouble traveling, since the IRS power to revoke passports was signed into law as part of the FAST Act. The law says the State Department can revoke, deny or limit passports for anyone the IRS certifies as having a seriously delinquent tax debt in an Read More

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William D. Tucker, III │Sharing Information Can Make TRID Easier

Tucker’s Tips   Tip 7-2016:  Sharing Information Can Make TRID Easier –  Navigating a closing with the new TRID laws can prove difficult, especially when completing the CD which requires more information than the HUD and/or GFE. Tucker’s Tips has found that including certain information in the Contract can help make the closing process under TRID Read More

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STRAIGHT TALK – Weekly Social Justice Talk Show with Andre Hakes

STRAIGHT TALK – A weekly show hosted by Andre Hakes discussing Social Justice and Social Movements.  Tune-in to 94.7 FM Charlottesville on Saturday mornings from 10-11.  The following are several podcasts from her show: Straight Talk with Dahlia Lithwick, Slate Magazine courts and legal writer Straight Talk with Jill Stein, 2016 Green Party U.S. Presidential Read More

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Should you “Voluntarily” speak with the police, or not?

Officer Not So Friendly: A Choose-Your-Own-Misadventure Story The Hope Diamond is missing, and Officer Friendly thinks you stole it.  He types your name into a computer, and instantly knows where you work, where you live, what you drive, and whether or not you’ve been in trouble before. He calls you on the telephone, and tells Read More

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What “Not” to say during a DUI stop

The story of a Virginia DUI CHAPTER ONE:   It is 11:00 p.m. and you are on your way back from dinner. You are pulled over for a check point, speeding, or a taillight out. The officer walks up to your car shining the flashlight in the backseat on the way past, looking for drugs, beer Read More

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No “Due Process” for University of Virginia Student’s Accused of Sexual Misconduct:

I have been seeing a lot of sexual misconduct cases out of UVA lately. The procedures followed in those hearings are not fair, and not what we are accustomed to in judicial proceedings in this country. 1. Right to be Silent: Your “right to be silent” is otherwise known as your 5th amendment privilege against Read More

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William D. Tucker, III │Real Estate Closings & Winter Weather

Inclement weather causes delays in more than one way. Bad weather can cause Clerk’s Offices and other government agencies to close and as a result general delays in settlements.  But now it can also cause delays regarding the 3-day requirements for CDs to be delivered to the purchaser.  Due to weather, settlement agents and attorneys Read More

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$1,750,000 Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict

HUGE congrats to Yvonne T. Griffin, our senior trial attorney, and Lee Livingston from MichieHamlett, on their $1,750,000 medical malpractice verdict.  Our client sued an Augusta County orthopedic surgeon and Orthopedics Associates LTD in Fishersville following a knee replacement operation that resulted in one of her legs being amputated. The $1.75 Million verdict is one Read More

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