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Law Firm Forces Arbitration of FDCPA Claim (access required)

A law firm attempting to collect credit-card debt can invoke the mandatory arbitration clause in debtors’ credit-card agreements, and a Richmond U.S. District Court orders arbitration of this class-action lawsuit against the law firm under the Fair Debt Collection Practices ...

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Jury Verdict Triggers ‘In Fact’ Exclusion (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court says a former president of a mortgage company, convicted of conspiracy and fraud, is not entitled to coverage under the company’s Directors, Officers and Private Company liability policy for defense of executive’s criminal prosecution. Defendant ...

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Rakes receives Leadership in Education award

The Virginia State Bar has established a leadership award in the field of legal education. It will be named for its first recipient, Roanoke lawyer William R. Rakes. Rakes received the award April 22 at the 20th Anniversary Conclave on ...

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