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Criminal – Conflict Of Interest – Attorney Payment (access required)

A district court did not abuse its discretion in disqualifying the defense lawyer for a defendant charged with fraud and aggravated identity theft in stealing debit card and PIN numbers from hundreds of customers at a Virginia gas station, as ...

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Social Security – Attorney’s Fees – EAJA – ‘Prevailing Party’ (access required)

Social Security attorney’s fees payable under the EAJA are directly payable to claimants, not their lawyers, the 4th Circuit says, reversing a district court decision in over 30 consolidated cases that relied on an earlier unpublished opinion. Thirty-four prevailing Social ...

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Securities Fraud – ‘Market Timing’ – Prospectus Statements (access required)

The 4th Circuit says plaintiff investors can sue for securities violations based on allegations that they purchased investments at inflated prices in reliance on prospectus statements that defendant fund managers took active steps to prevent “market timing” of funds, but ...

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Daughters allege undue influence in will, transfer of father’s property – $45,000 Verdict (access required)

Eduardo Andreyev suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, psychosis, bipolar disorder, major depression and auditory hallucinations. In addition, he was determined to be disabled from a psychiatric standpoint and was receiving Social Security disability payments. He was also alcohol ...

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Rough waters: Class of 2009 faces uncertain future (access required)

Many of Virginia’s law school graduates grabbing their diplomas this month are facing uncertain futures. That’s the word from law placement specialists who say it’s been a tough year trying to find legal positions for the law school class of ...

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Rought waters: Class of 2009 faces uncertain future (access required)

Many of Virginia’s law school graduates grabbing their diplomas this month are facing uncertain futures. That’s the word from law placement specialists who say it’s been a tough year trying to find legal positions for the law school class of ...

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Hassell: Bring back judicial evaluations (access required)

ROANOKE—Virginia’s judge evaluation system may live again. Supreme Court of Virginia Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. said last week he hopes to reinstate the state’s judicial performance evaluation program that was scrapped this year after a flap over the ...

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