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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Noncompete lawsuit can go forward (access required)

An insurance company is the hands-down winner in a preliminary challenge to its noncompete agreement with a regional manager, as a federal judge turned away every defense offered by the former manager. The Aug. 11 opinion by U.S. District Judge ...

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Richmond’s new federal courthouse opens next month (access required)

Proponents of downtown Richmond development had hoped that the new federal courthouse on East Broad Street would be, as one put it, “a world-class architectural statement.” The building, which fills the block between Seventh and Eighth streets, might not meet ...

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Arbitration clause catches nonsignatories (access required)

A government contractor and its corporate officers can force arbitration of claims under a government subcontract, even though some of the corporate defendants did not sign the contract. Fairfax Circuit Judge Randy I. Bellows said the defendants who did not ...

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First writ of actual innocence granted by Court of Appeals (access required)

(AP) A man convicted of felony firearm possession last week became the first person exonerated under a 2004 Virginia law that allows prisoners to present new, non-DNA evidence of their innocence. More than 120 other inmates’ petitions had been rejected ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

Jeanne E. Floyd has joined the law firm of Troutman Sanders LLP as an associate in its compensation and employee benefits practice group in Richmond. Floyd was previously an associate with Williams Mullen. Her practice focuses on all aspects of ...

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Northern Virginia legal aid office announces foreclosure project (access required)

Legal Services of Northern Virginia has launched the Foreclosure Legal Assistance Project (FLAP) to provide legal assistance for those who are facing foreclosure on their homes. Northern Virginia has experienced some of the highest rates of foreclosure in the nation ...

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Original suspect not cleared by DNA evidence of another (access required)

A man once convicted of a 1975 slaying of an elderly Emporia woman has not yet been exonerated by DNA testing that implicates another man. Virginia State Police said last week that a review of old DNA evidence led to ...

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Pardon by Kaine leads to deportation delay (access required)

A Newport News woman who faced deportation Thursday for a decade-old crime has received a one-year extension a day after being pardoned by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine. Kathryn Anne Ingleson, 31, found out Wednesday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ...

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Fraud evidence allowed in federal murder trial (access required)

Prosecutors can use evidence of a decades-long series of frauds in their case against a Maryland woman accused of swindling and murdering a widower, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week. A 4th Circuit panel said in ...

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