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Monthly Archives: July 2009

VBA gubernatorial debate to be online

So you can’t make it to the gubernatorial debate sponsored by the Virginia Bar Association at its summer meeting at The Homestead, even though you’re a real political junkie. Not a problem. The VBA plans to provide live streaming video ...

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Federal prosecutor sees boost in financial crimes

Julia Dudley, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, has seen a rise in complex criminal cases coming through the federal court in recent months. But these complicated crimes, such as white-collar fraud, are the kinds of cases that ...

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Jefferson case is first test for 1977 law

The Alexandria trial of a former Lousiana Congressman is the first under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He is first and only U.S. public official to be charged under the act, and one of only two individuals in the past ...

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Employment – No TRO on Nonsolicitation Pact (access required)

A broker who jumped ship defeated his former employer’s effort to keep him from contacting clients who might want to switch their accounts, in this decision from the U.S. District Court in Norfolk. BAI Services Inc. v. Byrd (VLW 009-3-379) ...

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Leak in skylight alleged to cause injuries from mold – Defense Verdict (access required)

These four cases were filed against homeowners alleging that a mother, father and two children contracted a chronic biotoxin associated illness resulting from exposure to excessive mold growths inside a Charlottesville area home. The homeowners allowed their former au pair ...

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Highest and best use disputed in taking – $4,305,490 Verdict (access required)

A five-member Fairfax County condemnation jury awarded the owner of the former Merrifield Sunoco site, Caren Spinner, and the long-term tenant, Sunoco Inc. (R&M), a total of $4,305,490 for the taking of a portion of the property to widen Lee ...

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Pre-existing condition alleged in knee injury from crash – $74,500 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was struck by defendant tractor-trailer driver who made an improper change into plaintiff’s lane on Interstate 95 and knocked her vehicle out of control. Plaintiff’s car did a 360-degree circle, with the front of her car striking the jersey ...

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Legal Destinations (access required)

It’s summertime and you’re looking to take some time off. In a year that has been challenging economically, you don’t want to take a big, expensive cruise to the islands or to spend thousands golfing somewhere. And you say you’re ...

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