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Commercial – Antitrust – Pesticide Prices – Vertical Price Fixing (access required)

Plaintiff retail providers of pest control services to individual customers cannot recover from defendant manufacturers on a Sherman Act claim that defendants, Bayer and BASF Corp., engaged in “vertical price fixing” by illegally conspiring with distributors to set minimum resale ...

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Santoro rejects Vick bankruptcy plan

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank Santoro today turned thumbs down on Michael Vick’s initial plan for paying back debtors with a revived career in pro football. The Virginian-Pilot reports Santoro rejected the plan because there was no guarantee Vick’s football career ...

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ME says death certificate signature was forgery

Defense attorneys are finding fertile ground for cross examination in a Campbell County death penalty case. A medical examiner testified at a pretrial hearing yesterday that her signature was forged on the victim’s death certificate submitted to the Health Department. ...

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W and L tax clinic gets grant

The tax clinic at the Washington and  Lee University law school will get a matching $48,000 grant from the Internal Revenue Service. The grant will enable to the clinic to provide assistance to low-income tax payers in much of the ...

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Domestic Relations – Joint Tenants – Unmarried Couple – Partition

In dividing the home where this unmarried couple lived as joint tenants, a Fauquier County Circuit Court cannot consider “equitable distribution” factors, but considers each party’s contributions in allocating sale proceeds from the property. Clem v. Reynolds (Fauquier County Cir.Ct.) ...

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NC lawyer convicted in mortgage scam

On the heels of news that a Chesterfield County ex-lawyer will be doing two years in prison for a mortgage rescue scam comes word that a Charlotte-area lawyer now faces the prospect of much more federal prison time. A jury ...

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