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W&L law school names new dean

Washington and Lee University has named Nora V. Demleitner (right) as the new dean of the W&L law school. Demleitner, 45, is currently dean of the Hofstra University law school; her appointment is effective July 1, 2012. She is the ...

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Court: Despite lender’s use of wrong form, no TILA claim (access required)

A mortgage lender did not violate federal consumer protection law when it failed to use the correct notice form for a mortgage refinancing, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said last week. Case law supports strict interpretation of lender ...

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No sanctions for lawyers in copyright case

Richmond federal Judge John Gibney determined not to impose sanctions on lawyers for adult video makers who have asked the federal courts to help them enforce their copyrights. In an Oct. 5 order, Gibney questioned whether the lawyers for the ...

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No sanctions for lawyers in copyright case

Richmond federal Judge John Gibney determined not to impose sanctions on lawyers for adult video makers who have asked the federal courts to help them enforce their copyrights. In an Oct. 5 order, Gibney questioned whether the lawyers for the ...

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The faces of law firm financial impropriety (access required)

Financial fraud should, in theory, never be a concern for a law firm, where ethical considerations must predominate. After all, Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4 states clearly that “[i]t is professional misconduct for a lawyer to … commit a criminal ...

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Return to Sender? Norfolk judge says no

A Norfolk Circuit judge isn’t taking any chances on having a personal injury case land back in his lap. Judge Everett A. Martin Jr. had a fairly routine premises liability case before him last month. Plaintiff Daniel Moran was thinking ...

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