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Monthly Archives: March 2008

From “The Office” to your office…

“Dunder Mifflin” sounds a lot like the name of a law firm, but any fan of NBC’s “The Office” knows that they don’t practice law at Dunder Mifflin, they sell paper. U.S. News & World Report publishes an annual career ...

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No SOX shelter for bouncing your boss

Here is today’s tip for a happy workplace: Don’t threaten to have police remove the company HR director, your superior, from a company-funded holiday lunch. If you do deny admission to the festivities, don’t expect Sarbanes-Oxley to provide protective cover ...

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Adventures in Divorce Law

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Really, really rich older guy marries a much younger woman. His relatives don’t like the situation so they take legal action. Acrimony ensues. Okay, the late Anna Nicole Smith isn’t starring in ...

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AP: Bolling to seek second term as Lt. Gov.

The Associated Press reports that Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling will announce this afternoon that he will seek reelection as lieutenant governor in 2009. Bolling’s announcement will leave Attorney General Bob McDonnell an open field for the Republican nomination for governor. ...

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Saluting Virginia’s Unsung Legal Heroes (access required)

We are pleased to recognize 15 individuals who are “Virginia’s Unsung Legal Heroes” for 2007. Lawyers in Virginia do great work. But at the commonwealth’s law firms, you’ll find any number of dedicated professionals who work behind the scenes and ...

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Crack prosecution policy criticized

How does a lawyer know when a judge is annoyed at him? Maybe it’s when the judge lays out his beef in a first-page footnote in a published opinion. In this decision, Chief U.S. District Judge James Jones pointedly criticizes ...

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A new twist in noncompete cases

Noncompete cases always seem to generate a great deal of interest when we feature them in the paper. This week, we got a case that has a new twist. It was decided by Virginia Beach Circuit Judge Joe Canada. The ...

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When in doubt: read the rules, then work around

Two sisters from Chesapeake found a gem in a box of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes. It was a corn flake that was shaped like the state of Illinois. So as any entrepreneur might, they put it up for sale on eBay, ...

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