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10 Days to Appeal?

Did you know you have ten (10) days from the date a Final  Order is entered in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court or General District Court to appeal? The appeal is heard in Circuit Court, and tried “de novo,” meaning like new. There are methods of discovery available in Circuit Court that are not available Read More

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NOT ALL INJURIES THAT HAPPEN AT WORK ARE COVERED

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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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?

Criminal Defense Attorney | Charlottesville, Virginia If you believe there might be the slightest chance you’re being investigated in a criminal matter, don’t say another word to anyone.  Call us immediately. We can help. Many people think they can talk their way out of a difficult situation. That’s the last thing you want to try. The police Read More

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What “Not” to say during a DUI stop

DUI Attorney  | Charlottesville, Virginia In Virginia, driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI) is a serious offense with serious consequences. It is imperative that you are represented by a criminal law attorney who has the knowledge and skill to uphold your rights. At Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C., we are dedicated to minimizing or 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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