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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Attorneys join virtual law firm (access required)

A virtual IP litigation boutique? That’s the idea behind XDL Group, which includes such prominent Virginia lawyers as Wyatt B. Durrette Jr. of DurretteBradshaw and Charles M. Allen of Goodman, Allen & Filletti of Richmond. Other members are Richard L. ...

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Bar groups review state appeals court candidates

The judicial nominations committee of the Virginia State Bar has found five candidates highly qualified to fill the vacancy created by the retirement Court of Appeals Judge James W. Benton Jr. They are: ? Chesterfield County Circuit Judge Michael C. ...

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Getchell tapped for 4th Circuit, Webb angry

President Bush yesterday nominated Richmond lawyer E. Duncan Getchell Jr. for a seat on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. But minutes after the announcement, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports, Sen. Jim Webb issued a statement blasting the choice. He ...

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Plastic bag not a tool of trade for thief

Paper or plastic? It was a plastic bag that Kenney Williams pulled out of his pocket at a shopping-mall shoe store on July 3, 2005. Into that bag he stuffed a boxed pair of shoes. Without paying for the shoes, ...

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Criminal – Witness Tampering – Drug Dealing Reports – Firebombing House (access required)

Defendants who firebombed the house of a neighbor who reported to local police on drug dealing in the neighborhood cannot overturn their federal witness-tampering convictions on the ground that federal prosecutors did not prove it was likely the neighbor would ...

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Traffic Offenses – DUI – PCP – Lab Results – Crawford Challenge (access required)

At defendant’s trial for driving on the federal Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Maryland while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the magistrate judge did not abuse his discretion in allowing the government to use the testimony of the director of ...

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Attorneys – Motion To Withdraw – IP Litigation (access required)

Two lawyers who have represented plaintiff for over two years in a claim that defendant wrongfully took her idea for Windex wipes will not be allowed to withdraw from representation based on their reassessment of the case after review of ...

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Civil Rights – Schools – Title IX – Men's Sports Teams (access required)

A not-for-profit corporation of coaches, fans and student-athletes is not entitled to a preliminary injunction to prevent the Department of Education from implementing Title IX guidelines that James Madison University has interpreted to support its elimination of men’s teams in ...

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