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Monthly Archives: April 2009

Meeting is canceled when reporter shows up

Shenandoah County’s Fire and Rescue Association – struggling to deal with the closing of a member squad – postponed a widely-announced meeting because a news reporter attended, according to the Northern Virginia Daily. The county government last week pulled the ...

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Another change of counsel for Tommy Garrett

The man suing a Charlottesville weekly newspaper for defamation has parted ways with attorney James Creekmore of Daleville, reports the defendant publication, The Hook. Apparently, Garrett — a sort of would-be celebrity — changes lawyers the way some of us ...

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Hunton associate is Monopoly whiz

Richmond lawyer Ellis Baggs is making news out of the office. Baggs, who normally works on environmental issues for Hunton & Williams at the firm’s Richmond office, competes this week in the 2009 Monopoly U.S. National Championship in Washington.  Grand ...

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ID fraud ring trial opens

An Ohio license agency employee goes on trial in Harrisonburg today accused of issuing hundreds of state identity cards to immigrants based on false credentials.  The government alleges the Ohio connection was part of a “criminal cottage industry” to provide ...

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Municipal – Business Tax – Work Outside Locality

A city cannot impose business taxes on the gross receipts of a contractor for work done performed by a contractor in other localities in which the contractor has a definite place of business, despite not being taxed by those other ...

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Ex-NC governor may land at McGuireWoods

McGuireWoods reportedly is in talks with former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley about a spot at the firm’s Raleigh office. According to The News & Observer, McGuire might use Easley and two of his former aides to beef up the ...

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Creditor’s Rights – Confession Of Judgment – Fraud (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court denies reconsideration of its earlier decision granting a construction company’s motion to set aside a confessed judgment on the ground of fraud. Plaintiff, a general contractor, and defendants, a subcontractor and its owners, have worked together ...

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