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Monthly Archives: December 2008

Corporate – SOX Whistleblower – Attorney’s Fees – Rule 68 Offer (access required)

An employee who accepted defendant corporation’s $130,000 Rule 68 offer of judgment on his Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower case was a “prevailing party,” but the 4th Circuit vacates and remands the district court’s award of $325,484 in attorney’s fees and costs because ...

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Moran will give up house seat as he runs for Governor

Del. Brian J. Moran, D-Alexandria, today resigned from the House of Delegates to run full-time for governor.  Moran is in a three-way race for the Democratic nomination.  As noted by The Washington Post, there is no indication yet of a ...

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Domestic Relations – Mortgage Payments – PSA – Cohabitation

The en banc Court of Appeals says a husband must continue to pay wife’s mortgage under their PSA even though she was cohabiting under Va. Code § 20-109(A). Stacy v. Stacy (Va.Ct.App.) (VLW 008-7-510) (10 pp.)

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If only I’d let it be…

That must be what a Christiansburg woman has been thinking for the past seven months. Here’s a lady who gets a parking ticket at a middle school for parking in the bus lanes.  Obviously displeased about the ticket, she yells ...

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If only I’d let it be…

That must be what a Christiansburg woman has been thinking for the past seven months. Here’s a lady who gets a parking ticket at a middle school for parking in the bus lanes.  Obviously displeased about the ticket, she yells ...

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Discrimination plaintiffs get another try

An Amelia County Sheriff’s Office employee can pursue her age discrimination complaint, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Dec. 9. In Ray v. Amelia County Sheriff’s Office, the appellate panel vacated a Richmond U.S. District Court’s dismissal of ...

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Did she see it coming?

One of my memorable legal experiences was helping to sue a small-town psychic.  Imagine my surprise, a dozen years later, to learn that “Miss Stella” has become a well-known psychic scammer on both coasts. I hadn’t given “Miss Stella” a ...

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