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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Contract – Guaranty – Magazine Advertising (access required)

A publishing company that provided magazine advertising to a business, “California Closets,” cannot collect on the contract from an hourly employee who signed a personal guaranty that was part of the advertising contract, as the publishing company has not shown ...

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Municipal – Procurement Act – Bid Protest – No Contract Award (access required)

An excavation company cannot use either the Virginia Public Procurement Act or defendant city’s own purchasing manual to establish the court’s jurisdiction for its challenge to the city’s decision not to award a contract on a particular project, and the ...

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Administrative – Black Lung Benefits – Statutory Presumption – Lawyer’s Hourly Rate (access required)

Medical tests raised the question of cancer as the diagnosis for a mass in a coal miner’s lungs, but additional tests also showed pneumoconiosis, and the 4th Circuit affirms the ALJ’s decision to award federal black lung benefits to the ...

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Legal Destination: Weems-Botts Museum

Take a drive from Northern Virginia to Richmond and while you’re in Prince William County, you’ll no doubt see the brown sign that reads, “Weems-Botts Museum, Exit 152A.” Not much detail there, but the Weems-Botts Museum is a project maintained ...

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Look for juror bias, select the right jury (access required)

A recent article in the journal “Science” demonstrated that people often make decisions without being consciously aware of their choices. Our research has shown a similar phenomenon among jurors. Some jurors make up their minds before the trial begins, without ...

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Richmond, Fairfax groups set Law Day observances

“Free Speech, Fair Speech, Fear Speech: Civil Discourse in a Volatile World” will be the topic of the third annual Law Day Conference at the Virginia Holocaust Museum on April 30. The program will begin at 9 a.m. and will ...

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Mims goes on high court

(AP Photo/Richmond Times Dispatch, Bob Brown) William C. Mims was formally invested today as the 100th person to serve as a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. “Just as they have all the other times I’ve appeared before the ...

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Hidden dangers lurk on trusted Web sites

Could your Web browsing habits be putting your firm at risk? Clicking on an unfamiliar link, opening a questionable attachment or downloading a corrupt application could potentially install malicious software onto your computer, expose confidential data and cost you or ...

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