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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Real Estate – Land Use – Constitutional – Establishment Clause (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms approval of a government-backed project where an Arlington church shares space with subsidized apartments in a single 10-story building; the panel rejects the constitutional challenge of an Arlington resident who lived near the project and said ...

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Employment Discrimination – Whistleblower Claims – Federal Health Researcher (access required)

A female African-American physician who worked as a sickle-cell disease health researcher for the National Institutes of Health, who alleges she was terminated due to race and gender discrimination and in retaliation for her opposition to the retention and “immortalization” ...

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Criminal – Drug Conviction – Firearm ‘Use’ – Sentence Reduction (access required)

The 4th Circuit says the new rule in Watson v. U.S., – that a person does not “use” a firearm under 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A) when he receives the gun in trade for drugs – applies retroactively to cases on ...

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Criminal – Firearm Possession – Misdemeanor Domestic Violence – Gun Rights (access required)

A man convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence for assaulting his adult daughter has his conviction for illegal firearm possession under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(9) vacated and remanded to the district court by the 4th Circuit, for consideration of whether § ...

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Driver distracted by cell phone gets comp

Here’s a case where a driver distracted by a cell-phone call could show that the resulting accident was covered by workers’ comp. Hospice nurse Donna Turpin sought medical payments for whiplash she suffered when she went off the road after ...

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Odin, Feldman & Pittleman merges with Zell Law (access required)

The Fairfax firm of Odin, Feldman & Pittleman PC has merged with Zell Law, an estate and business planning boutique, effective Jan. 1. The merged firm will operate as Odin, Feldman & Pittleman PC with about 55 attorneys. Wayne M. ...

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LeClairRyan adds lawyers in Roanoke, Rochester

LeClairRyan has added 16 intellectual property lawyers, a dozen of whom will open an office in Rochester, N.Y., from the international law firm of Nixon Peabody. The other four lawyers will join LeClairRyan offices in Washington, Alexandria, Chicago and San ...

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Spouses who split can bid on pooch

We tracked recent developments in canine case law in our “dog days” special in August. Here’s a new divorce case out of Roanoke in which Judge Robert P. Doherty Jr. made a solomonic decision to let a divorcing couple bid ...

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