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Judge rings up the register for wings infringers

The trouble is well into six figures for two Northern Virginia restaurateurs and their associates who were held liable this year for stealing the style and the recipes of a popular chain of Buffalo wing restaurants.  U.S. District Judge James ...

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Tort – Fiduciary Breach – Tobacco Farmer Father – Elder Abuse

Defendant daughter and her husband committed fraud and breach of fiduciary duty against her father, an illiterate and hearing-impaired 84-year-old tobacco farmer who amassed assets exceeding $1 million, by isolating him from his other three children, selling off his farm ...

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Have you heard the one about…

Ever heard a comedian tell a joke you heard somewhere else? Turns out, there’s a whole series of unwritten rules that, more or less, govern the otherwise-lawless world of stand up comedy material. Now, two University of Virginia law professors ...

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Perriello wins, again

The recount court has proclaimed Democratic challenger Tom Perriello the victor over Republican incumbent Virgil Goode in the recount of the vote in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District. “Having determined that Tom S. Perriello has received the highest number of votes, ...

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Virginia’s tort system heavenly?

Well, certainly not a Judicial Hellhole as defined by the American Tort Reform Association in its annual report on what it views as the worst places to try a case from the civil defendant’s point of view. West Virginia takes ...

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