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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Feb. 10, a three-judge court in Richmond issued a public reprimand with terms to Richmond lawyer Thomas M. Blanks Jr. for violating disciplinary rules that govern safekeeping property, responsibilities regarding nonlawyer assistants, and misconduct that reflects adversely on the ...

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Intellectual Property – Internet Sales Software – Copyright Registration (access required)

Although plaintiff claims he had an understanding with defendant that he retained the rights to the internet sales software he developed while working for defendant as an independent contractor, a Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s claim for copyright infringement ...

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Tort – Defamation – Conspiracy – Government Contract Billing (access required)

A government contractor has absolute immunity from civil liability for defamation for statements about plaintiff’s billing practices in response to a government contracting officer’s immunity, and defendant contractor’s consultant agreement with plaintiff also allowed defendant’s contracts manager to make the ...

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Consumer Protection – TILA – Rescission Notice – Payment Schedule (access required)

Rejecting the “hypertechnical” enforcement of Truth-in-Lending remedies used in some federal circuits, an Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses a borrower’s suit seeking rescission on the grounds that the lender allegedly did not clearly state payments were due at monthly intervals ...

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