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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Constitutional – Federal Health Care Challenge – Commerce Clause – Taxing Power (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court refuses to dismiss the Commonwealth of Virginia’s challenge to § 1501 of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, a provision that requires individuals to either obtain a minimum level of health insurance coverage or ...

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Hudson refuses to dismiss Virginia health-care challenge

Richmond U.S. District Court Judge Henry Hudson has denied the federal government’s motion to dismiss the Commonwealth of Virginia’s lawsuit that challenges Section 1501 of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act. Section 1501 is the “Minimum Essential Coverage Provision,” ...

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Walter Dellinger, ‘Mad Men’ guru (access required)

Walter Dellinger wears many hats: head of the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Clinic at the Washington office is O’Melveny & Myers, professor at Duke University law school and former acting solicitor general, to name a few. Now, he’s added ...

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U.S. House Energy panel approves bill to aid suits against foreign manufacturers (access required)

Legislation that would make it easier for victims of defective foreign-made products to file suit against foreign manufacturers has been advanced by a House committee. The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted July 21 to approve the Foreign Manufacturers Legal ...

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FTC files brief in ‘red flags’ case (access required)

The Federal Trade Commission has urged the D.C. Circuit to reverse a district court ruling that held that regulations designed to combat identity theft don’t apply to attorneys. The so called “red flags” rules require businesses that accept deferred payments ...

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Billing problems due to communication issues (access required)

If your firm billed a client several months ago and has not yet been paid, assume that there is a problem. That problem may be external, because the economy is still soft and credit conditions are still tight. The client’s ...

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Official: Spend more on transition, not lock-ups (access required)

Virginia spends too much money locking up nonviolent offenders and not enough on programs to help criminals transition into life after prison, Department of Corrections director Gene Johnson said last week. Speaking at a statewide conference on prisoner re-entry, Johnson ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On June 22, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Virginia Beach lawyer William D. Timberlake’s license to practice law. In consenting to the revocation, Timberlake acknowledged the material facts of pending disciplinary charges and that he could not successfully ...

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Only woman on death row gets September execution date (access required)

A September execution has been set for Virginia’s only woman on death row. On Thursday, a Pittsylvania County Circuit judge set the Sept. 23 date for 40-year-old Teresa Lewis. Lewis was sentenced to death for plotting to have her husband ...

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