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Couple sues Google, saying pictures on ‘Street View’ violate privacy (access required)

PITTSBURGH—A western Pennsylvania couple has sued Google Inc., saying pictures of their home on its Web site violate their privacy and devalued their property. Images of the home Aaron and Christine Boring bought in the Pittsburgh suburb of Franklin Park ...

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New low for pending home sales in February is latest sign of problems (access required)

WASHINGTON—Homeowners and investors hunting for any indication that the housing market has bottomed out didn’t get it last week, as the latest home sales data from a real estate trade group moved that sign further down the road to recovery. ...

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Industry’s hand seen in housing measures before Congress (access required)

WASHINGTON—Even supporters acknowledge that the Senate’s housing bill is a partial fix for growing problems in the residential real estate market. That’s why congressional Democrats are rolling out more aggressive responses, most prominently a plan for the government to insure ...

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Stafford County considers ‘family’ rule for single-family homes (access required)

STAFFORD—Stafford County supervisors said a proposal to limit the number of unrelated people who can live in a single-family home is not directly aimed at day laborers or illegal immigrants. The Board of Supervisors considered amending the zoning ordinance on ...

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‘Courageous Advocate’ Award renamed to honor Oliver Hill (access required)

The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association has renamed its “Courageous Advocate” Award for civil rights icon Oliver W. Hill Sr., The Hill award was presented posthumously to Frank W. Dunham Jr. at the VTLA Annual Meeting late last month. The Courageous ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

Mark J. Nelson and Richard Armstrong have joined the Charlottesville office of Lenhart Obenshain. Nelson focuses on business law, in the areas of general tax, employment, contracts and intellectual property. He also provides general corporate and LLC maintenance services, including ...

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VTLA taps new leaders for 2008-2009 (access required)

Norfolk lawyer Andrew M. Sacks became president of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association during the group’s Annual Convention late last month. The association also elected a slate of officers and directors to oversee its work in the coming year. Those ...

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Lacy receives service award from VTLA (access required)

Retired Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth B. Lacy received the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s 2008 Distinguished Service Award at its recent annual convention. Lacy retired from the court last summer. She was the first woman to serve as Deputy Attorney General ...

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Pilot publisher rejects teens’ nude art, they still get cash (access required)

NORFOLK—Two teens who lost their top prizes in an art contest sponsored by a newspaper when the paper’s publisher deemed them inappropriate because they depicted nudity are getting cash raised by local art lovers. Acoustical Sheetmetal Inc. of Virginia Beach ...

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Health officials investigate possible mad cow-related case (access required)

State health officials are investigating a possible case of Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, a rare brain disorder linked to eating beef from cattle infected with mad cow disease. The possible victim is a patient at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth ...

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