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Monthly Archives: July 2008

Intellectual Property – Consumer Web Site – Auto Dealer Feedback – Immunity

A car dealership cannot sue a consumer Web site on which shoppers posted negative experiences for defamation and tortious interference with business expectancy; an Alexandria U.S. District Court says defendant Consumeraffairs.com Inc. has immunity from suit under the Communications Decency ...

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Contract – Government Contract – UCITA – Pay-If-Paid Clause

A government subcontractor cannot collect for software it marketed to the National Security Agency and tried to get the agency to buy through defendant prime contractor, under either the controlling “pay if paid” language of the subcontract, or under the ...

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DNA statistics questioned

The Los Angeles Times reports on a study that suggests that matches of DNA profiles may be more common than the one in more than 100 billion projected by the FBI and other crime labs. The FBI responds that it ...

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DNA statistics questioned

The Los Angeles Times reports on a study that suggests that matches of DNA profiles may be more common than the one in more than 100 billion projected by the FBI and other crime labs. The FBI responds that it ...

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Consumer Protection – Arbitration – Credit Increase Limit – Request Denial

Under an arbitration agreement in plaintiff’s credit application, the Richmond U.S. District Court gets to decide the validity and enforcement of any waiver of the applicant’s right to bring a class action, but the court upholds the waiver, and plaintiff ...

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Signs, signs, everywhere a sign…

Highway 220, the road leading to and from The Homestead, was covered with campaign signs for Mark Warner and Jim Gilmore in preface to Saturday’s VBA debate. Advantage: Warner.   The more recent ex-gov clearly won the sign war up ...

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Warner vs. Gilmore

Two ex-governors, Mark Warner and Jim Gilmore, met in the kickoff of the campaign for retiring U.S. Sen. John Warner’s seat July 19. The Virginia Bar Association held its traditional candidates’ debate at The Homestead. The debate was delayed 15 ...

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CLOSED for business (access required)

Facing a staff shortage and without funds for new hiring, the Fredericksburg Circuit Court Clerk has decided to close the clerk’s office to the public two afternoons a week to catch up on paperwork. Clerk Sharron S. Mitchell is closing ...

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