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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Try again, judge tells media lawyers

News media lawyers who sued to unseal the court order blocking access to documents in the U.Va. lacrosse killing investigation took the wrong tack with a writ of mandamus directed to the court clerk. That was the ruling today from ...

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Supreme Court grants 6 civil, 3 criminal appeals (access required)

Among the appeals granted recently by the Supreme Court of Virginia is a contention that a Fairfax County Circuit judge erred in allowing a corporate defendant to assert repudiation as a defense to its former president’s breach of contract claim, ...

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The Infield Fly Rule is not a rule of law

I was watching a baseball game the other day on TV when a batter popped up a pitch. “Infield fly rule,” one of the announcers was quick to say, as if that explained it all. You can look it up: ...

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Northern Virginia goes green without disputes (access required)

The world of green building standards has been largely free of lawyers and lawsuits, but the formerly peaceful world of sustainable development soon may be getting its first taste of litigation. Pointing to a failed challenge to the environmental credentials ...

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Contract – Airport Project – Mechanical Subcontract – Payment Bond – Forum Selection (access required)

Where payment bonds on an airport project do not reference or incorporate the forum selection clause of the subcontract, but contain a broader forum selection clause than the subcontract, an Alexandria U.S. District Court says the surety must face suit ...

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Tattoo artist was ‘independent contractor’

Tattoos may have gone mainstream, but if you’ve seen “Miami Ink” or “LA Ink” on cable, you know that tattoo artists remain untamed. The Virginia Court of Appeals acknowledged as much today, when it said a tattoo artist was an ...

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Rotunda lawsuit dismissed, almost

The only remaining claim in the wide-ranging sexual assault lawsuit filed by law professor Kyndra Rotunda against George Mason University is a state law count of assault and battery against her former supervisor, Prof. Joseph Zengerle. Alexandria U.S. District Judge ...

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Consumer Protection – TILA – Nonrefundable Fee – Document Contradiction (access required)

A homeowner facing foreclosure has alleged a TILA violation arising from the “clear contradiction” between the statement in the “Notice of Right to Cancel” that she can get her money back upon timely cancellation of the 2007 loan, and the ...

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