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Monthly Archives: July 2012

No Attorney-Client Protection for Docs (access required)

After in camera review of approximately 100 documents, a Richmond U.S. District Court overrules defendants’ claim of attorney-client privilege on all documents; defendants have failed to show their relationship with another company’s lawyers to extend the privilege to those communications; ...

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Debtor with Split Custody Must Refigure ‘Household’ (access required)

It’s not just “heads on the beds” that count when a bankruptcy court is trying to determine “household” size for a Chapter 13 debtor in a “blended” household that includes children and step-children who are part-time residents, but the “economic ...

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Family Restrictions Lifted for Meth Defendant (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms a 100-month prison sentence for a defendant convicted of methamphetamine manufacture and related crimes, but vacates certain special conditions of release restricting defendant’s access to family members, including his girlfriend and children, based on two 2000 ...

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Restitution Order for Child Porn Victim Remanded (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms defendant’s conviction of receipt and possession of child pornography, but vacates a restitution order requiring defendant to pay $305,220 to “Vicki,” an identified victim; the district court did not make specific findings regarding the elements of ...

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Case settles, major sanctions award lifted by judge (access required)

By Peter Vieth A Newport News judge agreed to drop heavy sanctions against a major railroad in a recent employee injury lawsuit after the railroad settled the worker’s claim. The case highlights conflicting public policy issues involved when litigants contend ...

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VSB looks to online ballots for elections

The Virginia State Bar is considering using the Internet as well as the post office in elections for VSB offices. Under the VSB’s proposal, lawyers initially would choose whether to vote online or to receive and return a paper ballot. ...

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