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What would Arnie Becker do?

Corbin Bernsen, the actor best known as high-rent divorce lawyer Arnold Becker in the 1980s show “L.A. Law,” has filed a $600,000 lawsuit in Norfolk federal court. Bernsen claims that in 2009 he signed a $1 million deal with a ...

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Establishing ground rules to help jurors judge your case (access required)

Baseball has a strike zone and the infield fly rule. Football has clipping and onside kicks. Basketball has both personal and team fouls. And in the litigation arena there are pre-trial and in-limine rulings. Judges are the umpires and referees. ...

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With Issue Pending, Noncompete Survives Demurrer (access required)

A Loudoun County Circuit Court overrules defendant’s demurrer and says a construction company may sue its former employee for allegedly breaching a noncompete agreement by soliciting business from a client and trying to hire a former coworker within 12 months ...

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Roanoke group says sidewalk ban denies their free speech (access required)

ROANOKE—A Roanoke group says a ban on sidewalk assemblies outside an iconic downtown building denies free speech. The Plowshare Peace and Justice Center has held demonstrations on the sidewalk in front of the Roanoke City Market Building since 1978. “It’s ...

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Justice, Virginia lender settle discrimination complaint (access required)

A Virginia mortgage company has agreed the revise its practices to settle a government complaint alleging that the company discriminated against black and Hispanic borrowers. The Justice Department announced the settlement with Midlothian-based C&F Mortgage Co. Friday. The settlement requires ...

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Legal Marketing group to host all-day conference this Friday (access required)

LMA Virginias, the state chapter of the Legal Marketing Association, will host a Continuing Marketing Education conference this Friday, Oct. 14, at the University of Richmond. The all-day function will address business development, public relations, client service teams and strategic ...

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