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2007 ‘Leaders in the Law’ honored

Last night in Richmond, Virginia Lawyers Weekly paid tribute to the 2007 class of “Leaders in the Law.” This year’s honorees are: • Richard J. Bonnie, the University of Virginia law professor who has served as chairman of the Supreme ...

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Roanoke judge allows challenge to fees to proceed

A civil challenge to Virginia’s abusive driving fees remains alive in Roanoke County Circuit Court. Judge James R. Swanson ruled Wednesday that the doctrine of sovereign immunity does not bar a request for a declaratory judgment on the constitutionality of ...

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Daft laws from across the pond

Memo to all the members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords: Don’t die on the job. You’ll be breaking the law. That’s right. It is illegal to die within the Houses of Parliament. And that statute ...

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Still no mixed drinks on Hatteras

Like to spend time at the Outer Banks? You may already know you can’t buy a mixed drink on Hatteras Island. And that isn’t going to change. In yesterday’s elections in North Carolina, Hatteras residents went to the polls to ...

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Two longtime prosecutors defeated

From yesterday’s election results… Two longtime commonwealth’s attorneys, one in Caroline County and the other in Albemarle, were defeated by opponents calling for change. In Caroline, Harvey Latney Jr. has been the top prosecutor for 30 years. But newcomer Tony ...

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Attorney indicted on jury-tampering charges

Embracery? No, it doesn’t mean what you think. The word comes not from the Old French word for arm but from the Middle English word to set on fire or incite—as one might do when trying to influence a juror ...

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Banks & Banking – Loan Fraud – Mortgage Securitization (access required)

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as receiver for the First National Bank of Keystone, has its $161 million judgment affirmed against a defendant for fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud by inducing Keystone, a small local bank in Keystone, W.Va., ...

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Labor – WARN Notice – Plant Shutdown – Golf Ball Maker (access required)

An employer who ceased all production at its golf ball manufacturing plant without the prior notice of the shutdown required under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, 29 U.S.C. Sects. 2101-2109, is not liable for wages to a group ...

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