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Lacoste Can Subpoena Costco in ‘John Doe’ Suit (access required)

In this first-impression case, an Arlington Circuit Court says it has jurisdiction over a “John Doe” defendant in this suit filed by Lacoste for breach of contract and trademark infringement based on sale of its branded merchandise in club stores ...

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Done right, social media a powerful tool for lawyers (access required)

With every year, it seems that the Internet and social media become more ubiquitous. As online sites and mobile applications continue to become the dominant media by which content is delivered and digested by the public, traditional platforms – such ...

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New UIM law should help multi-carrier settlements (access required)

Plaintiffs’ lawyers hope to break more settlement logjams in UIM cases with multiple carriers under legislation passed this year. The Virginia General Assembly has made adjustments to a new procedure designed to speed settlement in some auto accident cases involving ...

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Meet John Doe

John Doe got sued this week. He must screw up a lot, because he’s always getting sued. Actually, whenever a lawyer needs to file a claim and isn’t sure quite whom to tag, she’ll file a suit against John Doe, ...

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Law firm falls victim to crooked bookkeeper, police say

An ex-employee of a Virginia Beach law firm allegedly stole $320,000 over 14 months. Diana Farmer-Forston, a former bookkeeper at Bennett and Zydron, has been charged with 16 counts of forgery and money laundering, reports WAVY-TV. She is currently behind ...

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The VLW Quick 10: How to write better emails (access required)

E-mail is a great business relationship tool. It is handy and quick. It escapes the limitations of time zones. It creates a time-dated written record. Of course, there are times when folks should just pick up the phone and have ...

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Richmond lawyer seeks Supreme Court seat (access required)

W. Coleman Allen Jr., a partner in the Richmond personal injury firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, has asked to be considered for appointment to the Supreme Court of Virginia. He is among eight candidates scheduled to be interviewed ...

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