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Gibney backed for federal judgeship

Virginia’s U.S. Senators, Mark Warner and Jim Webb, this afternoon sent a letter to President Obama recommending Richmond lawyer John A. Gibney Jr. for a federal judgeship. The Associated Press reports that the senators cited Gibney’s more than 30 years ...

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Gibney backed for federal judgeship

Virginia’s U.S. Senators, Mark Warner and Jim Webb, this afternoon sent a letter to President Obama recommending Richmond lawyer John A. Gibney Jr. for a federal judgeship. The Associated Press reports that the senators cited Gibney’s more than 30 years ...

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War Story: When Twins Go Bad

Before joining this newspaper in 1988, I practiced law in Southwest Virginia for about three years. Like many rookie lawyers, I got a lot of court-appointed criminal work.  I handled a jury trial for one of my court-appointed clients not long before I ...

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It’s dangerous being ‘green’ in the trademark jungle (access required)

“Green” trademarks are all the rage. Applications to register trademarks containing the word “green” more than doubled from 2006 to 2007, and 2009 appears to follow the same trend. “Eco,” “enviro,” “earth” and similar words paired with “friendly” were almost ...

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Preventing partnership implosions before it’s too late (access required)

All too often we hear about law firms or extended families that find themselves in the midst of highly emotional, extremely costly and messy disputes. These conflicts can be over a lot of little things or fallout from a major ...

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