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Monthly Archives: June 2008

Troutman to merge with D.C. firm

Troutman Sanders LLP will merge with D.C.-based Ross, Dixon & Bell on Jan. 1 in a deal that will double the Atlanta-based firm’s Washington contingent and give it its first offices in the Midwest and on the West Coast. Robert ...

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Troutman to merge with D.C. firm

Troutman Sanders LLP will merge with D.C.-based Ross, Dixon & Bell on Jan. 1 in a deal that will double the Atlanta-based firm’s Washington contingent and give it its first offices in the Midwest and on the West Coast. Robert ...

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Criminal – Habeas Corpus – Jurisdiction – Temporary Custody

The 4th Circuit says a drug defendant should not have been released from prison because the Maryland federal court that granted his habeas petition did not have jurisdiction over the defendant, who was serving his sentence in Kentucky and only ...

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Defendant in fiery wreck gets $1M on counterclaim (access required)

In January 2006, two men driving on Interstate 64 both were killed in a fiery head-on crash in Goochland County. The estate of one man filed suit against the estate of the other driver. But the defendant’s lawyer filed a ...

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And the high court punts on 2 (access required)

The two most closely watched cases of the Supreme Court of Virginia’s most recent session – whether Virginia courts must defer to other state courts on issues related to same-sex unions and the inherent authority of judges to defer judgment ...

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Company can sue for ‘theft’ of identity (access required)

Identity theft is not just a threat for Internet shoppers, according to a new case from Alexandria federal court. A Washington, D.C.-based corporation claims its identity was appropriated by a former employee who allegedly took the corporate name, its trademark, ...

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Your cheatin’ heart … (access required)

By Nora Lockwood Tooher A suspicious husband hired a private detective in Maryland to plant a device on his wife’s car so he could track her when she went to meet her lover. The wife had a feeling her husband ...

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