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New Child Support Guidelines

By Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, LTD. |

New Child Support Guidelines have taken effect and could make a big difference to clients. As the Delegate to the Virginia General Assembly from the 57th House District and a family law attorney, I was pleased to support the passage of the new Child Support Guidelines that took effect July 1, 2014. There have… Read More »

Personal Injury Claims Against Landlords Due To An Attack By a Tenant’s Dog

By Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, LTD. |

Frank Buck, attorney at Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, recently obtained a substantial personal injury settlement from a landlord for Lori, a client, who was attacked by a tenant’s pit bull, while she was walking in the common area of an apartment complex. Dog attacks are a frequent cause of serious personal injury. The frequency… Read More »

New Virginia Laws

By Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, LTD. |

July 1, 2014 brings new laws to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Here are some of the highlights: 1.    With certain restrictions, you can hunt on Sundays in Virginia (HB1237) 2.    No longer will owners of hybrid vehicles have to pay an annual “hybrid fee” tax of $64 (HB975) 3.    The monthly maintenance fee on… Read More »

Substantial Settlement Obtained From a Landlord for a Pit Bull Dog Attack on a Visitor

By Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, LTD. |

In what is believed to be a first in Virginia, Frank Buck, Personal Injury Attorney in Charlottesville obtained a substantial financial settlement from a landlord for the personal injuries of his client due to an attack by an apartment tenant’s Pit Bull Terrier. Lori, the client, was visiting an apartment complex to walk a… Read More »

Collecting Delinquent Association Dues

By Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, LTD. |

Who Can Sign the Warrant in Debt for a Home Owners Association? In our previous blog post (Jan 9, 2012) we commented on the relative pros and cons of proceeding with a warrant in debt versus an HOA lien for delinquent dues or assessments. If an association decides to file for a warrant in… Read More »

Beware of the Time Trap When Filing an Injury Claim against the Commonwealth of Virginia

By Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, LTD. |

Although many people are aware that there is a time limitation of two years for filing personal injury claims, most people and some lawyers are not aware that in cases involving claims against the Commonwealth of Virginia, the claim shall be “forever barred unless the claimant…has filed a written statement of the nature of… Read More »

Judgments VS. Liens for Delinquent Home Owners Association Assessments

By Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, LTD. |

The January 2, 2012 “Tip of the Week” by HOAleader.com, a clearinghouse for legal issues involving community associations, quoted attorneys from Sunbelt states that Home Owners Association (HOA) liens are preferable to obtaining judgments against property owners, who are delinquent in paying their assessments. However, this assertion about Sunbelt states may not be applicable… Read More »

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