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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Intellectual Property – Consumer Web Site – Auto Dealer Feedback – Immunity (access required)

A car dealership cannot sue a consumer Web site on which shoppers posted negative experiences for defamation and tortious interference with business expectancy; the 4th Circuit affirms the district court holding that defendant Consumeraffairs.com Inc. has immunity from suit under ...

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Congress moves on data security bills (access required)

Before recessing for the holidays last year, the House of Representatives passed a bill designed to boost online data privacy protections, while another data security measure advanced in the Senate. The House bill, the Data Accountability and Trust Act, H.R. ...

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IRS issues proposed regs for tax preparers (access required)

The Internal Revenue Service proposed regulations for tax return preparers earlier this month that for the first time would impose requirements of registration, testing and continued education for all preparers. “As tax season begins, most Americans will turn to tax ...

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James to be chief deputy AG

Attorney General-elect Ken Cuccinelli has named Williams Mullen partner and former federal prosecutor Chuck James to be chief deputy attorney general and McGuireWoods partner E. Duncan Getchell Jr. to be solicitor general. James is the son of Kay Cole James, ...

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Kilgore to move to McGuireWoods

Former Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore, now a lobbyist, is changing jobs, heading to the Richmond office of McGuireWoods LLP. Kilgore joined the Richmond office of Williams Mullen in 2005, after his unsuccesssful campaign for governor. He has headed that ...

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