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City can’t tax work done out of town (access required)

The long arm of the local tax collector in Virginia does not extend to a contractor’s business at its out of town offices, the Supreme Court of Virginia held this month in the first appellate case interpreting a 1996 state ...

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Presenting the ‘Largest Law Firms’ for 2009 (access required)

In this issue, Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents its annual survey of “Virginia’s Largest Law Firms.” The survey is contained in a magazine-style insert. As in years past, the survey provides a ranking of the top 75 law firms in the ...

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Friday, May 1, is Law Day (access required)

Law Day observances on Friday will include a gala in Roanoke, appearances by a congressman and a former senator in Richmond, an open house at the childhood home of civil rights pioneer Oliver W. Hill in Roanoke and the annual ...

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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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