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Court Has Jurisdiction Under ‘Conspiracy Theory’ (access required)

In a Virginia drug sales representative’s suit alleging defamation, conspiracy and breach of contract by supervisors at defendant pharmaceutical company, a Fairfax Circuit Court can exercise personal jurisdiction over the company’s regional sales manager in Pennsylvania under the Virginia long-arm ...

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Judges learn what brain research can tell us about decision-making (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH — Data streams in, the wheels turn, decisions are made. Day in and day out, judges have to decide: Who ran the red light, who gets custody, who’s telling the truth. Gut instincts help, but judges know training ...

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Mortgage ‘rescue’ crackdown continues

Troubles abound for those accused of trying to make a quick buck off the foreclosure crisis. Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli has announced a third settlement with a company that allegedly charged illegal advance fees for “foreclosure rescue” services. A Virginia ...

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Tort, Contract Claims Arise from Lightning Strike to Tubing (access required)

The subrogee of an owner whose property was being renovated when lightning struck corrugated stainless steel tubing and caused a fire can sue the manufacturer of the tubing under contract and tort law. Plaintiff AIU Insurance is the subrogee of ...

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