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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Beach gives candidate its seal of disapproval

A candidate for mayor of Virginia Beach is under fire for using a slightly modified version of the city seal on his campaign literature.  The city clerk sent an e-mail to the campaign office of Scott Taylor: “The Virginia Beach ...

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Negligence – Settlement – Accord & Satisfaction

A p.i. defendant who sent a check for 10 percent of what a carrier wanted, addressed “To Whom It May Concern,” lacked good faith and a Newport News Circuit Court rejects defendant’s defense of accord and satisfaction. Hooten, by GEICO, ...

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Economy prompts changes at Washington-area law firms (access required)

WASHINGTON—The economic crisis is triggering changes in Washington-area law firms in everything from the way they charge for their services to layoffs and expansions. Among the biggest changes is in the area of fees. More law firms are considering alternatives ...

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Roanoke jury awards half million to FELA plaintiff

A Roanoke circuit court jury last week awarded $525,000 to a former railroad carman disabled from a nonsurgical back injury.  According to plaintiff’s co-counsel Ray Ferris, the plaintiff injured his back when he was forced to dive out from between ...

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William & Mary contributes to election law site

With thousands of new voters adding their names to the voter rolls across the country, it’s not hard to imagine a few election law disputes blooming on election day and afterward.  When judges look for legal authority on how to ...

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Deaf fans win in FedEx Field case

The Washington Redskins are on a roll, and now they can share their thus-far successful season with an even wider range of fans. FedEx Field must provide its deaf and hard-of-hearing clients with “equal access to aural content” broadcast in ...

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Inmate accused in two cold cases

Two murders from the 1980s may be solved with indictments today against a convicted rapist who has been in prison since 1985. The Roanoke Times reports that Roanoke Commonwealth’s Attorney Donald Caldwell is seeking indictments from today’s grand jury in two ...

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Consumer Protection – Auto Purchase – Contract Rescission

A Dodge Durango buyer who agreed to return to the dealership to retrieve the title to the vehicle once his check cleared, but who neglected to do so and whose vehicle was impounded after his temporary registration and tags expired, ...

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