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Do you speak “textish”?

When it comes to representing a diverse clientele, cultural differences and styles of communication come into play. Richmond lawyer Charles M. Allen has a good handle on what it takes to represent a range of clients. Allen started out doing ...

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Tort – FTCA – Medical Malpractice – Settlement (access required)

A woman who settled her medical malpractice case alleging she contracted Hepatitis C from a blood transfusion administered during an unauthorized medical procedure at a government medical facility, cannot sue for an alleged breach of her settlement agreement with the ...

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Contract – Sports Agent – Nike Contract – Arbitration (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court upholds an arbitration award that gives a professional track star’s sports agent, who negotiated a Nike contract for her, $264,000 in damages, $13,686.50 in attorney’s fees and $2,150 in filing fees. The arbitration clause within ...

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Taxation – Tax Evasion – False Statements – Electrical Contractor (access required)

An electrical contractor can be prosecuted for making false statements and concealing assets in violation of 26 IRC § 7201 for failure to pay a tax penalty for payroll taxes and making false statements in his offer-to-compromise; an Alexandria U.S. ...

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Intellectual Property – Event Planning Websites – ‘Reverse Passing Off’ (access required)

Cvent, an event planning website, can sue competitor Eventbrite for allegedly using a computer engineer to “scrape” data from Cvent’s website and repackage it for its own use; an Alexandria U.S. District Court says Cvent has stated a Lanham Act ...

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Civil Procedure – Request For Judicial Assistance – Paternity Test (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court magistrate judge grants a Request for Judicial Assistance from a court in the Czech Republic and directs respondent to provide a DNA sample by mouth swab in compliance with a request for examination issued by ...

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Employment – ERISA – Severance Plan – Voluntary Termination (access required)

A former call center manager for defendant Nextel loses his ERISA suit for benefits under the company’s Bonus and Severance Pay Plan developed to govern positions after a merger with Sprint, as a Newport News U.S. District Court adopts a ...

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