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Delivery dispatcher wins noncompete suit (access required)

A world-wide delivery service lost an attempt to enforce a noncompete against a $30,000-a year dispatcher who jumped ship – from Lasership to Midnite Express. A Fairfax Circuit Court ruled Aug. 12 that the delivery service, Lasership Inc., could not ...

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Red-light runner not immune from action (access required)

A Fairfax judge has ruled that a former police officer did not have sovereign immunity when she ran a red light and hit and killed a motorist who had the right of way. Circuit Judge R. Terrence Ney said the ...

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VLW Web site features new content

On Aug. 6, Virginia Lawyers Weekly debuted its redesigned and revamped Web site at www.valawyersweekly.com. But version 2.0 is more than just a new look. While our previous content and overall functionality have remained intact, you’ll notice that we have ...

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Beyond PowerPoint: A whole new world of presentations (access required)

Today, slide presentations are simply expected. Attorneys may need to create them for clients, closing arguments, lectures or mediations. Microsoft PowerPoint may be the most popular software for creating slide presentations, followed by Apple’s presentation software called Keynote, but these ...

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Commercial – Floor-Plan Financing – Used Car Sales (access required)

A Danville U.S. District Court says plaintiff used car wholesaler has sufficiently stated claims against defendant bank for conversion and other business torts, with allegations that plaintiff relied on the bank’s representations that it would leave 11 vehicles plaintiff sent ...

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Northern Va. HOT lanes delayed by credit market (access required)

ARLINGTON—A project to build high-occupancy/toll lanes on Interstates 395 and 95 in Northern Virginia is being put off because of funding obstacles and community concerns. The delay doesn’t affect the HOT lanes under construction on the Capital Beltway in Virginia. ...

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Criminal – Sentencing – Crack Cocaine – Guidelines Departure (access required)

Although the federal sentencing guidelines call for a sentence of 360 months to life for this crack cocaine defendant, a Charlottesville U.S. District Court imposes a sentence of 288 months imprisonment, because a sentence of 288 months would be within ...

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Women lawyers offer social networking event (access required)

The Virginia Women Attorneys Association’s fall Webweavers Event features a chance for lawyers to Tweet, Link-In and show their faces in Leesburg Sept. 25 and 26. The program offers a chance for practitioners to explore online tools for “Attracting New ...

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