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Monthly Archives: January 2008

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Verizon Services Corp v. Vonage Holdings Corp. Type of Case: Patent infringement Court: U.S District Court, Alexandria Attorneys: Brian C. Riopelle, Richmond; Dan Webb and Peter McCabe III, Chicago Summary: The jury found that Vonage infringed on three patents related ...

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Animals may fare well in ’08 Assembly

Animal rights activists have tried for years to get Virginia’s laws on animal fighting changed to protect the four-legged of the world, with little to show for it. After the embarassment of the Michael Vick dogfighting case here in the ...

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Officer Scalia?

Our DC-based colleague over at Lawyers USA, Kim Atkins, was down at the U.S. Supreme Court today, listening to argument in a case from Portsmouth, Virginia v. Moore. It’s a search case that has already been through the Supreme Court ...

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McDonnell seeks to intervene in Episcopal case

Attorney General Bob McDonnell has filed papers for the state to intervene in the Episcopal Church case in Northern Virginia. The case, tried last fall, pits the diocese against 11 congregations that want to break away; millions of dollars in ...

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A Scarlet, or Yellow, Letter for drunken drivers?

A new specialized license plate could be coming soon to Virginia. Its focus group? Drunken drivers. A newly proposed law would order Virginia drivers with three or more DUI convictions to sport bright yellow license plates with red characters – ...

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Supreme Court decides criminal cases

A Department of Motor Vehicles record that a defendant was notified of his habitual offender status by law enforcement did not establish that he received actual notice of his determination as an habitual offender, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled ...

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Robertson to buy The Virginian-Pilot?

Paybacks are, well, um, we won’t say what paybacks are. But televangelist Pat Robertson, who has been unhappy with The Virginian-Pilot and its coverage of him and his activities, may buy the newspaper. Norfolk-based Landmark Communications Inc. announced earlier this ...

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