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Beach library will show off copy of Declaration (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—A rare copy of the Declaration of Independence will be available for public viewing in Virginia Beach. The Meyera Oberndorf Central Library will host the document on Oct. 22. It’s one of 25 surviving copies of the declaration that ...

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Prince William OKs pact over immigration enforcement (access required)

MANASSAS—The Prince William Board of County Supervisors is authorizing the police chief to enter into a new agreement effectively giving federal officials more authority over local illegal immigration enforcement. The board’s decision Tuesday comes after changes to a federal illegal ...

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Criminal – Drug Conspiracy – Witness Recantation – New Trial (access required)

Two defendants convicted of a drug conspiracy that involved 51 defendants are denied a new trial based on their claim that three prosecution witnesses have recanted their testimony, in this decision from an Abingdon U.S. District Court. Defendants Anthony Eugene ...

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Environmental – FEIS – I-81 Corridor Study – Road Widening – Alternatives (access required)

Plaintiff environmental advocates lose their challenge to the Federal Highway Administration’s 2007 issuance of a Tier 1 record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement on the I-81 Corridor Improvement Study, and to the FHWA’s decision to invoke a ...

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Computer agency, Northrop Grumman could be parting ways (access required)

A new General Assembly report says the state’s giant computer services agency and its corporate partner could be on track for a costly divorce. Lawmakers on the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission were dismayed last week to hear details ...

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Attorneys – Legal Malpractice – Military Charges – Expert Opinion (access required)

A lawyer wins summary judgment on a former client’s legal malpractice claim alleging the lawyer was negligent in defending the client on sexual misconduct charges he faced as a U.S. Marine; a Harrisonburg U.S. District Court says plaintiff has not ...

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Civil Procedure – Venue – VPCA – Homeowner’s Claim (access required)

Although plaintiff lawyers, acting pro se, are members of the D.C. Bar and would like to do their e-filing in their consumer protection suit in the D.C. U.S. District Court, that court grants a defense motion to transfer to the ...

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Intellectual Property – Patent Infringement – Claim Construction (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court refines an earlier claim construction opinion in this patents-in-suit litigation involving electronic door locking mechanisms. Rutherford Controls Int’l Corp. v. Alarm Controls Corp. (Hudson, J.) No. 3:08cv369, Sept. 1, 2009; USDC at Richmond, Va. VLW ...

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Intellectual Property – Patent Infringement – Claim Construction (access required)

In this patents-in-suit litigation involving electronic door locking mechanisms, a Richmond U.S. District Court issues its ruling after a claim construction hearing on the 10 terms disputed by the parties, including “slot,” “projection,” “slotted head” and “means for selecting.” Rutherford ...

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Civil Procedure – Personal Jurisdiction – Va. Long-Arm Statute – Lanham Act (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses this commercial disparagement suit filed by plaintiff Virginia corporation, which manufactures store-brand infant formula, against defendant Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, which allegedly has used direct mail and internet ads to tout the superiority of ...

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