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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Marketing Agreement as ‘Personal Services’ Contract (access required)

A franchise consulting company wins summary judgment against defendant, a Canadian company that wanted to franchise its Freshii “healthy fast-food” restaurants in the U.S., for breach of an exclusive marketing and sales agreement to pay plaintiff consultant fees for its ...

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Store’s Arbitration Agreement Does Not Violate OWBPA (access required)

Dillard’s department store can enforce an arbitration agreement against four employees alleging termination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, as the parties’ pre-dispute arbitration agreement does not violate the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, says a Richmond ...

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Court Refuses to Vacate or Unseal ‘Twitter Order’ (access required)

Twitter users, including Dutch and an American computer security specialists and a member of the Icelandic Parliament, lose their bid to persuade a magistrate judge of the Alexandria U.S. District Court to vacate its “Twitter Order” that required Twitter to ...

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Fairfax cops earn dubious distinction

The Fairfax County Police Department has earned a dubious honor: the department was a runner-up for the “Black Hole Award,” a distinction started this year by the Society of Professional Journalists for the “most heinous violations of the public’s right ...

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Change in three-strikes rule for doctors could aid settlements

The General Assembly has moved to increase the threshold for medical malpractice payments that trigger an automatic physician competency assessment. The legislation also would exempt doctors who no longer have an active practice. A Virginia statute requires regulators to investigate ...

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‘Battle over Immigration’ is topic of UR program

‘“The Battle over Immigration” is the topic of the Annual Emanuel Emroch Lecture at the University of Richmond law school next week. The lecture, presented as a panel discussion by the Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business, will cover ...

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