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County Can Be Sued for Sectarian Prayer (access required)

A Danville U.S. District Court denies defendant county board of supervisors’ motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the board’s regular use of explicitly Christian prayer to open its twice-monthly meetings. Plaintiff regularly attends board meetings and objects to the Christian ...

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Senate confirms new judge for 4th Circuit

The U.S. Senate has consented to President Barack Obama’s appointment of Charleston, W.Va., attorney Stephanie Thacker for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The president nominated Thacker this past September. Yesterday evening, the Senate voted 91-3 in her favor, ...

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Default Set Aside, Despite Counsel’s Confusion (access required)

In plaintiff sales executive’s contract action against his former employer, the Richmond U.S. District Court accepts the magistrate judge’s recommendations to seal documents filed by plaintiff and redact proprietary and confidential information, and to vacate the default judgment against defendant ...

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Personal Jurisdiction from Company Purchase (access required)

In this patent infringement case involving a dog breed test kit, a Richmond U.S. District Court says defendant’s purchase of the company that manufactured the kits, advertised them online and sold them in Virginia, confers personal jurisdiction on defendant company ...

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