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Monthly Archives: May 2013

‘Exhausted’ Litigant Exhausted His FOIA Remedy (access required)

Despite a statutory mandate requiring federal agencies to respond to FOIA requests and appeals within 20 working days, defendant Drug Enforcement Administration ultimately took two and one-half years to respond to plaintiff’s request for documents concerning the federal government’s regulation ...

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Worried about the Bieber

Two Hampton Roads songwriters say their work has been infringed by pop stars Justin Bieber and Usher. Represented by Norfolk intellectual property lawyer Duncan Byers, the plaintiffs are asking for $10 million in a suit filed in Norfolk federal court. ...

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Memorial event set for Judge Williams

As a U.S. district judge, Glen M. Williams helped get the federal courthouse in Big Stone Gap reopened in 1978. Now, the courthouse will be the setting for a ceremony next week in memory of Judge Williams who died Nov. ...

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Sleepless lawyer loses disability bias case (access required)

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A lawyer who asked for an eight-hour work day as an accommodation for her insomnia has lost her disability bias case in federal court. Sleeping is recognized as a “major life activity,” the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said, ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

Effective May 1, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the license to practice law of Michael C. Fasano of Manassas for 60 days for violating professional rules that govern scope of representation, truthfulness in statements to others, and misconduct, ...

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Virginia audit says half of court fines, fees go unpaid

(AP) Nearly half of the fines and fees levied by Virginia courts for traffic tickets and in criminal cases went unpaid over the past five years, according to a state audit. The state Auditor of Public Accounts report found circuit ...

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