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Court Limits Evidence on Billion-Dollar Damage Claim (access required)

In this patent dispute between Rolls-Royce PLC and United Technologies Corp., an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants UTC’s motion in limine to limit Rolls-Royce’s evidence and argument to support its claim for $3.2 billion in damages for price erosion and ...

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What’s in a name?

Sue Yoo is a lawyer. Really – she works in L.A. This morning, the Wall Street Journal has a story on how names may determine what a person does for a living. Or not. Dr. Hart may have been predestined ...

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A different kind of moving violation…

The “Beltway Sex” case got under way yesterday in Fairfax Circuit Court. The allegations: The plaintiff in the case says the defendant was drunk, going 85 miles an hour on the Beltway and having sex at the time of the ...

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New app lets workers track wages

Employees who think they’re eligible for overtime pay now can keep their timesheets on a new smart phone application developed by the U.S. Department of Labor. The Fair Labor Standards Act calls for overtime pay for certain classes of employees ...

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Judicial X’s and O’s

Judges, including Chief Justice Cynthia Kinser, substituted for celebrities on Friday in the version of Hollywood Squares that the Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar dubbed Judiciary Squares. The judges were given evidence-related questions and contestants – and ...

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Supreme Court grants writ in verdict against ex-judge (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to hear a former Newport News circuit judge’s appeal of a $456,000 jury award in a defamation and contract case filed by her former colleague at the city’s drug court. Brenda Collins worked ...

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Luther Edmonds, former Norfolk judge, dies at 68 (access required)

Luther C. Edmonds, a former Norfolk circuit judge who resigned while under investigation and later went to prison for pistol-whipping a former legislative patron, died on June 8. He was 68. Mr. Edmonds grew up in Norfolk as one of ...

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