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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Sands Anderson spins off workers’ comp practice (access required)

Sands Anderson Marks & Miller PC will spin off its workers’ compensation practice group into a separate shareholder-owned company within the next 60 to 90 days. The firm’s shareholders endorsed the move at a meeting Wednesday night, and Sands Anderson’s ...

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Creditor’s Rights – Garnishment – Default Judgment (access required)

In plaintiff company’s efforts to recover on a default judgment against defendant Bulgarian Telecommunications Company by garnishing defendant’s funds allegedly held in Citibank accounts, an Alexandria U.S. District Court denies defendant’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction and ...

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Labor – Overtime Pay – Termination Notice (access required)

A plaintiff who is suing his former employer for violation of overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act, cannot also sue for “termination without adequate notice” because Virginia law does not require an employer to provide advance notice ...

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Diversification key to reducing market risk (access required)

After the unprecedented decline in the world’s financial markets in 2008 and early 2009, investors should be closely examining their investment portfolios, re-evaluating their tolerance for risk and looking for methods to reduce risk. One important way to reduce risk ...

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When it comes to investing, who can you trust? (access required)

Who do you trust? That is a critical question when it comes to investing your money and not necessarily an easy question to answer. This has always been the case but has been highlighted since the Madoff fraud and other ...

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Intellectual Property – Corporate Identity Theft – Damages – Reconsideration (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court declines to reconsider its earlier decision granting plaintiff’s requests for statutory damages of $20,000 and for attorney’s fees, in this suit alleging violation of various trademark and service mark infringements, cybersquatting violations and business torts, ...

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Civil Rights – ABC Enforcement – Club Activity (access required)

A proprietor of two Richmond-area clubs who alleges law enforcement activities by defendant police agencies has deprived him of “economic freedom” has his suit dismissed by a Richmond U.S. District Court, as defendants have qualified and/or sovereign immunity from any ...

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Marketing via the Web: It’s not just Facebook any more (access required)

So, much to your children’s embarrassment, you’re on Facebook, for fun and maybe marketing, too. Want to really annoy your kids? Embrace Web 2.0. You’ll soon be all over the Web, and probably even getting new clients along the way. ...

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Intellectual Property – Trademark Infringement – Flooring Supplier (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies reconsideration of its decision that plaintiff flooring supplier has proven neither damages nor injury, in its trademark suit challenging defendant’s advertising. Under Xoom Inc. v. Imageline Inc., 323 F.3d 279 (4th Cir. 2003), a ...

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