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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Corporate – Sarbanes-Oxley Act – Whistleblower – Bank Accountant (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds a Southwest Virginia bank’s refusal to reinstate a CFO who claimed his retaliatory firing after he had complained about bank accounting practices violated Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protections. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act creates “whistleblower” protection for employees of publicly ...

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Issue: Adequacy of notice. Please discuss.

This could easily be a leftover question from last month’s bar exam. The topic: Premises liability. The issue: Adequacy of notice. Here are the facts. You’re a shopowner in Marblehead, Mass., a grand old town along the Atlantic, north of ...

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Back to the Furture

More from NY.  New Yorkers are different from you and me. Well, some of them. Wander the streets for a coupla hours and you never know what you’ll see. Down in trendy Soho, you can have your fortune read by the ...

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New York, New York

A few entries from the notebook after a couple of days in New York City, Gotham, The Big Apple… The American Bar Association started its annual meeting in New York on Thursday and they say 10,000 attendees will be here ...

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Judge pleads guilty to hit-and-run

Wytheville Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Michael Keith Blankenship pleaded guilty to a hit-and-run charge Friday in Powhatan County General District Court. According to The Roanoke Times, Blankenship was fined $200 and must pay restitution for the damage caused when ...

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Search & Seizure – Consensual Encounter – Calling Drug Dog

Police who initially saw defendant urinating near a car during the early morning hours at a known drug-dealing location in Virginia Beach violated defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights when, without a reasonable articulable suspicion, an officer told defendant he had called ...

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Soldier wins lease battle with landlord

A soldier who prevailed in a dispute with his Arlington landlord won a significant victory for members of the armed forces in Virginia. According to a news release from the George Mason University School of Law, the soldier was ordered ...

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