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Securities – Securities Fraud – Experimental Drug Prospects (access required)

Disappointed investors cannot state a claim for securities fraud against a pharmaceutical company that allegedly overstated the prospects for an experimental drug the company was developing to treat dry eye disease; the 4th Circuit says that judged by the standard ...

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Lawyer settles libel case based on threatened bar complaint (access required)

The final order had been entered in a child-support dispute when Irvington attorney Michael L. Donner Sr. received an e-mail in June 2007 with a letter attached from the former father-in-law of the man he had represented in the case. ...

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Bill would require disclosure of officers, partners in deed (access required)

Real estate lawyers are taking a dim view of a bill introduced for the 2009 Virginia General Assembly session designed to force disclosure of key members of corporations, LLCs, partnerships, and business trusts when buying property. House Bill 1640 was ...

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Civil Procedure – Jurisdiction – ‘Minimal’ Diversity – Class Action (access required)

This suit by borrowers against a “payday loan” lender in South Carolina is remanded from federal to state court because the lender, a citizen of Georgia and South Carolina, has not shown “minimal diversity” under the relaxed standard of the ...

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Come tweet with us: VALW now on Twitter (access required)

You can now follow Virginia Lawyers Weekly on Twitter. For those who are unfamiliar, Twitter is a social-networking site, often called a micro-blog, which poses a simple question: “what are you doing?” Responses, known as “tweets,” are limited to 140 ...

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Civil Procedure – Jurisdiction – ‘Minimal’ Diversity – Class Action (access required)

This suit by borrowers against a “payday loan” lender in South Carolina is remanded from federal to state court because the lender, a citizen of Delaware and South Carolina, has not shown “minimal diversity” under the relaxed standard of the ...

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Web 2.0 and the law firm Web site (access required)

It’s safe to assume that the majority of law firms have a Web site. The Internet has been widely used for the past decade. And the know-how for creating a functional and profitable site has been around for nearly as ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

Five attorneys have joined the Virginia Beach office Williams Mullen as associates. David G. Boyce focuses his practice on commercial litigation. Boyce previously served as a clerk for a federal judge in Florida. He received his law degree from the ...

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Obituaries (access required)

William Courtney King Jr. William Courtney King Jr., a Roanoke attorney and civic leader, died at his home in south Roanoke on Dec. 14. He was 85. Mr. King received a bachelor’s degree from Roanoke College, a master’s degree from ...

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