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Child support collection is up

Economic stimulus money means more opportunities for enforcement of child support obligations. Virginia collected more than $639 million in child-support payments in the past 12 months, up $10 million from the previous year, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch. In many cases, ...

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The waiting game: Toughing it out in the construction industry (access required)

Lawyers who practice construction law have been watching and waiting. Waiting for the B2B bustle to give way to the B2G hustle. After the business-to-business buzz of the past two years subsided, businesses – and the lawyers who serve them ...

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State bar to have a surplus (access required)

Holding a meeting of the Virginia State Bar Executive Committee at the VSB headquarters in Richmond rather than in Arlington with a dinner and overnight stay for committee members and bar staff. Providing materials for its free continuing legal education ...

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Investor can sue bank for fraud (access required)

An investor that alleged it was misled about risks when it purchased a restaurant loan gets to pursue its fraud claims against the bank that sold the loan pursuant to a contract, an Alexandria federal judge has ruled. U.S. District ...

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New 4th Circuit Chief Traxler not planning big changes (access required)

William B. Traxler Jr. acknowledges that he has up to seven years ahead as chief judge of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, but that’s about as specific as he gets when it comes to predictions about the new ...

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Building a forensics investigation and e-discovery readiness plan (access required)

The ubiquity of corporate data presents cyber security challenges and threats. Most organizations are now required to comply with various regulations and requirements – Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), GLBA, HIPAA, SEC, PCI and so forth – to reduce some of the business risks stemming from cyber ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

New Associations David O. Williamson has become a member of the Roanoke law firm of Brumberg, Mackey & Wall. Ethan G. Ostroff has joined the Virginia Beach office of Troutman Sanders as an associate. Elizabeth G. Hester and Drew W. ...

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Obituaries (access required)

William M. Phillips William M. Phillips, a former Lynchburg city attorney and a founding member of Local Government Attorneys of Virginia Inc., died July 9. He was 75. Mr. Phillips was born in Church Road and held degrees from the ...

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Twenty-one years later, man sentenced for military scam (access required)

A Michigan man who fled to the Bahamas 21 years ago after being convicted of scamming the U.S. military was sentenced last week to 16 years and two months in federal prison. John Curtiss offered no apologies when U.S. District ...

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Moussaoui makes new arguments to 4th Circuit (access required)

A federal appeals court ordered new arguments last week in the case of Sept. 11, 2001, conspirator Zacharias Moussaoui, the only person to stand trial for the terrorist attacks in a U.S. court. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. ...

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