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Qui Tam action alleges military contractor inflated cost estimates – $18,161,393 Settlement (access required)

Former Calnet CFO Kim Chao filed a qui tam action in federal court, alleging false claims on three different “cost plus” contracts with the United States Department of the Army. In a “cost plus” arrangement, a contractor is paid for ...

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Prosecutor defends U.Va. lacrosse trial procedures (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Prosecutors say the second-degree murder conviction of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player in his ex-girlfriend’s slaying shouldn’t be set aside. Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney Dave Chapman filed a response to defense counsel’s motion to set aside the ...

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Delegate claims McDonnell set up recess appointment (access required)

A Northern Virginia lawmaker says the announcement that Virginia Beach Circuit Judge Patricia West will join the staff of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli pulls back the shade from a mysterious budget amendment offered by Gov. Bob McDonnell. During the final ...

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Questions you should be asking your clients (access required)

In today’s economy, competition in the legal field is fierce. If you are not asking your clients about their growing business needs, it’s safe to assume that someone else is. There are many opportunities throughout the life cycle of a ...

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Counseling center zoning violation reversed (access required)

A counseling center can provide homeless people with meals, showers and laundry service, the Supreme Court of Virginia says. The non-residential center’s additional services were not illegal “accessory” services under the local zoning ordinance, the court said in a June ...

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Email was ‘disgusting’ but was not ‘obscene’ (access required)

An angry doctor’s “disgusting” emails to his ex-wife were not “obscene” under a Virginia criminal law and his conviction for harassment by computer has been overturned by the Supreme Court of Virginia. Where a Court of Appeals majority rejected a ...

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