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Civil Procedure – Discovery – Attorney-Client Privilege (access required)

In this suit by a nonprofit corporation claiming “identity theft” by its former executive director and suing for trademark infringement, cybersquatting, conspiracy and other business torts, an Alexandria U.S. District Court denies defendants’ objection to an order to disclose communications ...

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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Exhaustion – Employer Name (access required)

A woman who alleged sexual harassment and named Shaw Constructors as the only employer in her EEOC filing did not exhaust her claim against the other defendants named in her lawsuit, Shaw Group and Shaw Services, and the Richmond U.S. ...

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Judge tosses $10 million suit against citizen blogger

Montgomery County Circuit Judge Ray W. Grubbs ruled that a Christiansburg developer failed to make out a case in his lawsuit against a community blogger who criticized the developer online. Grubbs this week dismissed the suit filed by Roger Woody ...

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Virginia enjoys attention from candidates

With the commonwealth’s 13 electoral votes up for grabs this year, Virginia voters don’t have to watch the campaign from afar, as in years past.  Barack Obama turned the Roanoke Civic Center into a tent revival today for about 6,500 ...

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Candidates bring commerce

While the candidates work for votes in Virginia, caravans of vendors follow the candidates, selling a vast array of campaign paraphernalia.  Dozens of vendors outside the Barack Obama rally in Roanoke today offered everything from stickers and buttons to “Obama ...

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VSB Council rejects malpractice proposal

The Virginia State Bar Council resoundingly rejected today a proposal for mandatory legal malpractice insurance by a 60-11 vote. Almost 92 percent of 17,393 state lawyers who represent clients drawn from the public already have such insurance, and only one ...

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EC opposes mandatory insurance

The Executive Committee of the Virginia State Bar voted unanimously this afternoon, with President Manual A. Capsalis abstaining, to recommend rejection of a proposal for mandatory legal malpractice insurance in the state.  Several members at first expressed reluctance to take ...

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1163 pass July 2008 Bar Exam

The Virginia Board of Bar Examiners has posted the results for the July 2008 Bar Exam this afternoon. Of the candidates who sat for the exam this past summer in Roanoke, 1163  (or 79.9 percent) received a passing score. About 100 ...

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Recipe for a happy law career: avoid big firms

The U.Va. law school class of 1990 has been under a microscope, of sorts.  Now we get the lab report. A newly-released study of job and life satisfaction for the law class showed that both career satisfaction and life satisfaction ...

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