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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Jury’s 61-year sentence imposed for burglar caught by GPS

A man who unsuccessfully challenged police use of GPS tracking technology to gather evidence against him has failed to avoid a 61-year prison sentence for a Campbell County grocery store burglary. Things could get even worse for Keith Lamont Hill, ...

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Gastronomic developments in the law

When not clashing over the facts and the law, lawyers like to talk about food – especially, their favorite lunch counters and barbecue joints on the way to and from the courthouse. Our past coverage of lawyers’ top eateries included ...

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Software Company Director Breached Loyalty Duty (access required)

Although defendant, director of a Moldavan LLC that sold software products in the U.S. and around the world, claimed he restructured the company and sought new distributor arrangements to benefit the company, an Alexandria U.S. District Court says the director ...

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Social Media: To Link or not to Link (access required)

Should you accept a LinkedIn invitation from someone you don’t know? What about someone whose reputation is questionable? When people ask me questions about whether or not to “link,” they are usually not asking about the business benefits; they’re often ...

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Jurisdiction Approved in Veil-Piercing Case (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court accepts the magistrate judge’s recommendation and refuses to dismiss this contract action seeking to pierce the corporate veil of defendant affiliated companies, who allegedly purchased and shared plaintiff’s software licenses. Plaintiff Brainware Inc. sued defendant ...

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Redskins’ arguments out of bounds

Tom Tupa, one-time punter for the Washington Redskins, suffered a back injury in 2005 warming up before a preseason game at FedEx Field in Maryland. Tupa’s career was over. He filed for workers’ compensation, a claim that the Redskins and ...

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