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Monthly Archives: May 2007

Spotsylvania puts deadbeat parents on pizza boxes

You read that headline right. In an effort to round up parents who fail to pay child support, Spotsylvania County will start putting their names on a flyer tacked onto a pizza delivery box, reports The Associated Press. When a ...

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Supreme Court will hear charitable immunity cases

The Supreme Court of Virginia apparently will decide whether foundations set up to support teaching hospitals have charitable immunity. The court had scheduled arguments before three-justice writ panels for May 18 in two cases from Charlottesville Circuit Court that had ...

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Legal Food Frenzy results announced

And the winner is … The Norfolk office of McGuireWoods, which won the Attorney General’s Cup by donating 42,824 pounds of food—1,338 pounds per person in the office—in the Legal Food Frenzy competition among Virginia law firms. The competition raised ...

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New group reviews mediator ethics

With so many mediators out there mediating, ethical issues are bound to arise. Over the past few years, mediator complaints and ethics issues have prompted governing bodies to consider revisions to the various guidelines, standards and procedures related to certification ...

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Jury awards $2.5 million for false spam allegation (access required)

A federal jury in Alexandria has awarded $2.5 million to two companies and their founder who alleged they were falsely labeled as spammers. Mark W. Mumma, the principal in the Internet service provider Mummagraphics Inc., applied the spammer label after ...

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Group that supports former gays files suit against Arlington schools (access required)

An organization that provides support for people who renounce their homosexuality is suing a northern Virginia school system for refusing to distribute its fliers to students. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria by Parents and Friends of ...

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Civil Procedure – Service Of Process – Second Non- Suit (access required)

A circuit court dismisses this auto-accident p.i. case because plaintiff did not effect service of process, and she is not entitled to a second nonsuit. On Sept. 16, 2005, plaintiff filed the current action and requested the preparation of process ...

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Criminal – Pre- Indictment Delay – Dismissal Remedy (access required)

A defendant who originally was arrested on drug charges on Feb. 7, 2005, but had those charges nolle prossed on May 12, 2005, due to untimely receipt of a drug analysis, and who was not charged again until Feb. 1, ...

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