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Daily Archives: April 27, 2009

High court won’t hear appeal of case against critical blogger (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has rejected an appeal by a Christiansburg developer who lost a $10-million lawsuit filed against a critical blogger. The decision was welcomed by free speech advocates who took up the cause of Terry Ellen Carter, ...

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Aunt, uncle are granted custody of 13-year-old (access required)

Jacob Florio’s father and his maternal aunt and uncle have been engaged in legal trench warfare over the 13-year-old boy’s custody for seven years. A decisive battle in that war ended April 17 when the Supreme Court of Virginia upheld ...

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Plagiarism-checking site can countersue student (access required)

Students who sued an online plagiarism-check tool had the tables turned when the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the students had no claim for copyright infringement, but the online defendant could sue one of the students for computer ...

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VSB seeks input on LEOs on Web sites, covert tactics (access required)

The Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics is seeking comment on proposed opinions on participation by attorneys in third-party Web sites and on covert tactics to investigate unauthorized practice of law allegations. Proposed Legal Ethics Opinion 1851 concludes ...

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Feds again delay use of E-Verify system (access required)

WASHINGTON — For a third time, the federal government has delayed the implementation of a rule requiring all companies working on federal contracts to electronically check the legal working status of their employees through the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify ...

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Search engines besides Google? Who knew? (access required)

There’s a big case coming up tomorrow. But you misplaced your expert’s number. You need directions to a courthouse several counties away. And a colleague mentioned something about a similar case. You need to do some last minute research. Do ...

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Appearing at W&L, Goodell says Vick must show remorse (access required)

LEXINGTON—NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Michael Vick has paid a significant price for doing an “egregious thing’’ and will have to show genuine remorse and a new attitude to get a chance at resuming his career in the league. Goodell ...

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Appeals court: Cop assault law doesn’t apply to ABC agent (access required)

The Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled that the law against assaulting a police officer provides no protection to Alcoholic Beverage Control agents. A three-judge panel of the appeals court reversed the felony conviction of Nyal Lee Cline III last ...

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‘Solo and Small Firm Institute’ to be held May 7-8 in C’ville (access required)

Virginia CLE will be hosting its Fourth Annual Solo and Small Firm Institute in Charlottesville May 7-8. The event is co-sponsored by the Virginia State Bar General Practice Section. The program, which provides up to 11 CLE credits (including three ...

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Poverty Law Center hosts photographic exhibit (access required)

The Virginia Poverty Law Center will celebrate more than 30 years of advocacy on behalf of the state’s low-income residents at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on May 28. The event will mark the return of the photographic exhibit, ...

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