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The hot legal practice areas in 2012 (access required)

Despite sobering unemployment numbers across the country, employment for lawyers continues to be promising in the hottest practice areas. Firms are actively hiring attorneys who specialize in the highest-demand niches, according to Charles Volkert, Executive Director at Robert Half Legal, ...

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‘Access’ form for tree removal was not written contract (access required)

A property owner who signed an “Asset and Authorization Card” to allow a contractor to remove storm-damaged trees was not bound by a written contract, the Supreme Court of Virginia says. In a Dec. 9 unpublished order in Hall & ...

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Company Owes Prejudgment Interest, No Attorney Fees (access required)

In addition to holding defendant Sprint Communications liable in damages for breaching its contract with CenturyLink, a Richmond U.S. District Court also orders Sprint to pay plaintiffs prejudgment interest of $2,979,487, but declines to order Sprint to pay CenturyLink’s attorney’s ...

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Cuccinelli on public prayer: follow the 4th Circuit

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says there are two ways local governments can meet the prevailing legal standard for prayer at government meetings. In an opinion letter arising from the dispute over Christian prayers at Pittsylvania County meetings, Cuccinelli said ...

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