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Panel: Increase reimbursement to local jails holding aliens (access required)

A state task force examining illegal immigration wants to increase reimbursement for local jails that hold undocumented aliens and empower state police, corrections officials and the Department of Motor Vehicles to enforce federal immigration law. The panel hopes to raise ...

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Man who caused woman to miscarry gets five years (access required)

HAMPTON—A man who induced his girlfriend’s miscarriage by secretly drugging a glass of milk was sentenced last week to five years in prison. Daniel Riase, 21, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated malicious wounding leading to the involuntary termination ...

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Warner holds lead in polls over possible GOP rivals (access required)

Democrat Mark R. Warner holds a large early lead over either potential Republican opponent in next year’s race for Virginia’s open U.S. Senate seat, according to a statewide poll. The survey also reflected a generally favorable view of Gov. Timothy ...

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Mid-Atlantic region to get $1B, 230-mile power line (access required)

BALTIMORE, MD—A $1 billion, 230-mile high-voltage power line that would travel across four states and under the Chesapeake Bay was approved Wednesday by the operator of the mid-Atlantic region’s electricity grid. The line would start in Virginia and cut across ...

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Employment – Contract – Restrictive Covenant – Confidential Information (access required)

Although a medical equipment company got wind of its former marketing director’s request for a “target pharmacy” list he says he created, a Richmond federal district court declines to enter a preliminary injunction based on the promises of the defendant, ...

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Civil Procedure – Joinder – Necessary Parties – Mortgage Refinancing (access required)

In this action arising from a consolidation and refinancing mortgage loan transaction in December 2005 for an Arlington property owned by plaintiff and his wife, the district court grants plaintiff’s motion to join his wife as party plaintiff and to ...

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Insurance – Umbrella Policy – Mold Remediation – Builder's Sub (access required)

In a residential builder’s law suit seeking indemnification for costs to remediate mold damage to a construction project covered by the policy, the carrier that issued a commercial umbrella policy wins summary judgment in the builder’s suit for coverage. During ...

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Intellectual Property – Attorney's Fees – Copyright & Patent Claims (access required)

A plaintiff who lost his suit seeking damages for copyright infringement by defendant NTP must pay defendant attorney’s fees of $36,899.57 under 17 U.S.C. Sect. 505, but his loss on his request to be joined as owner in six patents ...

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