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Monthly Archives: March 2013

No FCA Claim for Quality Control Complaint (access required)

An engineer for a government contractor that produces explosive devices does not qualify for protection under the False Claims Act’s anti-retaliation provision for his termination after he reported  alleged fraudulent conduct to the government, as his allegations about quality control ...

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Churn, baby, churn

Lawyers at big law firms often get accused of padding their high-rent bills. Now there’s some apparent proof of the practice, at least at one really big firm. The New York office of DLA Piper, the country’s largest law firm, ...

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The Rules of the Game

Lawyers get paid to parse arcane rules and to figure out how they apply to a particular fact pattern. Real estate practice has some rules that are so colorful, they get their own names. Anyone remember The Rule in Shelley’s ...

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VTLA honors the late Betty Thompson (access required)

WILLIAMSBURG—The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association honored the late Betty Thompson of Arlington with its Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to her family at the group’s 2013 annual convention. The VTLA Board of Governors voted on Sept. 22 to honor Ms. Thompson, ...

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