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When a conviction is a ticket home

Mistakenly telling a client that his criminal conviction won’t force his departure from U.S. shores can let the client overturn the conviction, as a new federal case illustrates. Alexandria Senior U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III granted a Pakistani citizen’s ...

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Tort – Government Not Liable for Stability Test (access required)

The government’s certification of a double-pontoon vessel to carry 25 persons does not mean Federal Tort Claims Act liability for passenger deaths after the vessel capsized, as the government’s “stability proof tests” come under the discretionary function exception federal tort ...

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Candidate quick change in Fairfax

Citing the need to attend to her consulting business, Del. Kristen J. Amundsen, D-Fairfax County, unexpectedly announced last week she will not run for another term.  Quickly stepping up to put a Democrat’s name on the ballot was County Democratic ...

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VSB to FTC: Go away

Virginia State Bar President Jon D. Huddleston sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission today objecting to the inclusion of lawyers among those subject to regulation under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) of 2003. The Red ...

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Lawyers say ‘No, thanks’ to Macs

The unhip PC promoter may be losing out in the Mac v. PC commercials, but PCs appear to be clear winners with Virginia lawyers. In the results of a tech survey released today by the Virginia State Bar, only 9.3 ...

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Williams Mullen celebrates centennial

To mark the law firm’s 100th anniversary, each of Williams Mullen’s 297 lawyers pledged to donate 100 hours of time this year to public service or pro-bono work. The firm was established in Richmond in 1909 by Lewis C. Williams ...

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