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Dueling Web sites: Surnames the same, domain names… only an “L” apart (access required)

Lawyers who have Web sites typically take a tip from Marketing 101: create a domain name that uses your product name. And for a lawyer, that usually involves the attorney’s own personal name. In Northern Virginia, two lawyers with the ...

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Low-income parents would get break on garnishments (access required)

Low-income parents of dependent children would get a break in garnishment proceedings under a bill introduced for the 2009 Virginia General Assembly session. House Bill 1668 would offer garnishment exemptions, starting with $51 a week for one child, for parents ...

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Episcopal Diocese hires Howard, planning appeal (access required)

The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia is beefing up its legal team in preparation for appeal of a series of court decisions that left the diocese without title to millions of dollars worth of church property. Fairfax Circuit Judge Randy I. ...

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Henry County mulls possible noisy dog rules (access required)

MARTINSVILLE–Fido’s late night barking could land him in hot water under proposals being considered by Henry County officials, including one that could see noisy dogs euthanized. The county Board of Supervisors will consider two proposed ordinances at its meeting earlier ...

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Virginia AG proposes election-related legislation (access required)

Attorney General Bob McDonnell is backing legislation to streamline the voting process, standardize guidelines to determine voter residence, and ensure that all ballots are properly counted. McDonnell on Dec. 16 outlined eight voting-related proposals to be considered in the upcoming ...

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Biotech company fined for polluting Va. waterway (access required)

ROANOKE—A Danish biotechnology company responsible for a kill of nearly 6,700 fish in a Roanoke River tributary pleaded guilty Dec. 18 to a federal charge of discharging hazardous waste. U.S. District Judge Samuel Wilson ordered Novozymes Biologicals Inc. to pay ...

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VALS winter meetings to be in Roanoke Feb. 7 (access required)

RVLSA…the association for legal professionals will host the VALS Winter Seminars/Third Board of Governors Meeting on Feb. 7, 2009 at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke. The seminars will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7 with “Ethics for ...

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Child pornography cartoon conviction upheld by 4th Circuit (access required)

Child pornography is illegal even if the pictures are drawn, a federal appeals panel said in affirming the first conviction under a 2003 federal law against such cartoons. Dwight Whorley is serving 20 years in prison, convicted in 2005 of ...

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Fairfax Bar announces 2008 Pro Bono awards (access required)

FAIRFAX— The Fairfax Bar Association (FBA) announced the winners of this year’s Pro Bono Awards and the James Keith Public Service Award on Dec. 2. These awards honor those who gave their time and talents to the community through the ...

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‘Tis the season

Just as we finish wiping our eyes after our annual viewing of George Bailey’s rescue by the community he served, now comes word that Bedford Falls has been sold. No, not the fictional Bedford Falls, the setting for Frank Capra’s ...

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