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McGuireWoods gets Texas footprint

McGuireWoods LLP is establishing a Texas presence by acquiring a nine-member litigation boutique, Nickens Keeton Lawless Farrell & Flack LLP, with offices in Houston and Austin, effective Jan. 1. Another Houston litigator, Ron Franklin of the Houston firm of Franklin, ...

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Retirement, 21 years later

John Charles Thomas recently retired from the Supreme Court of Virginia. Wait a minute. Thomas hasn’t been on the court since 1989, you say. That’s true. In 1983, at age 32, Thomas became the first African-American to sit on the ...

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Search by police posing as home buyers was not illegal (access required)

The Court of Appeals of Virginia refused to overturn a felon-in-possession conviction of a Shenandoah County man where police confirmed the presence of guns and ammo by pretending to be home buyers taking a tour of the house. Authorities got ...

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Disbarred lawyer charged with grand larceny

Update: (11/18/2010 10:42 a.m.) A question of venue has delayed arraignment for former attorney Kyle Leftwich, charged with pocketing fees while working for a law firm. A lawyer who surrendered her license last month after she admitted diverting money from ...

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Contract – Non-Solicitation Agreement – Stockbroker – TRO (access required)

A brokerage wins an injunction in Alexandria U.S. District Court against its former stockbroker who allegedly took 12 clients and $9 million in assets after he moved to a competing brokerage firm, in the brokerage’s suit to enforce a nonsolicitation ...

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Civil Procedure – Discovery – Blanket Protective Order – Good Cause (access required)

In this False Claims Act suit, an Alexandria U.S. District Court vacates the magistrate judge’s blanket protective order that authorized any party’s counsel to designate any discovery materials as confidential and prohibited any party from making any public disclosure of ...

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Contract – Fraud – Bid-Rigging Scheme – Household Moving Company (access required)

A moving company convicted of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and to restrain trade, in connection with a bid-rigging scheme among European and American companies that move household goods for U.S. military and civilian personnel from Germany to the U.S., ...

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