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Mac vs. PC: The VLW Poll results are in

A couple weeks ago, Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s Web site ran a poll asking lawyers to weigh in on which type of computer platform they used in their practice: Mac or PC? The poll closed today after receiving 100 replies, and ...

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Consumer Protection – Credit Score – Real Estate Closings – FCRA (access required)

Although Bank of America is offering almost $10 million to settle this class action suit alleging the bank’s delayed disclosure of its use of credit scores for real estate loan applicants violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, a magistrate judge ...

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Contract – Government Contract – Fraud – Military Food Services (access required)

After a trial of nearly a month, plaintiff business owner wins an award of $12.4 million compensatory and $4 million punitive damages on his claim of fraudulent misrepresentation against Iraq war contractor Kellogg Brown & Root Inc., but the Alexandria ...

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Criminal – Imitation Controlled Substance – Quantity – Personal Use (access required)

Because the quantity of fake crack cocaine defendant possessed – three small corner “baggies” worth about $20 each – was not inconsistent with personal use, the Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s conviction for possession of an imitation controlled substance with ...

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Study suggests glut of hotels may result from Ft. Lee growth (access required)

PETERSBURG—An analysis of Fort Lee’s expansion and its impact on the lodging business in the Petersburg area concludes a glut of planned hotels could harm the existing hotel industry. The independent analysis released Wednesday notes that 14 hotels totaling 1,123 ...

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Norfolk Circuit Court is now Tweeting

The Norfolk Circuit Court clerk’s office is now a voice in the Virginia legal community on Twitter. The court began tweeting the past Wednesday, making it the first (at least to our knowledge) circuit court in the commonwealth to jump ...

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Lawyer-councilmen in the news

Former Lynchburg Bar Association president Randy Nelson was named this morning to fill the unexpired city council term of Del. Scott Garrett. Nelson is appointed to serve until June 30, when Garrett’s term would have expired, reports The News & ...

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