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$16 million judgment reversed

The Supreme Court of Virginia took away today a $16 million judgment for a Richmond grocer who contended that the country’s third-largest grocery supplier forced his companies out of business. Last June, a Richmond Circuit Court jury awarded Jonathan F. ...

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Supreme Court overturns anti-spam law

The Supreme Court of Virginia changed its collective mind in a big way in ruling today the state’s felony anti-spam law unconstitutional. In March, the court rejected an overbreadth challenge to Virginia Code § 18.2-152.3:1 on a 4-3 vote but ...

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Supreme Court overturns anti-spam law

The Supreme Court of Virginia changed its collective mind in a big way in ruling today the state’s felony anti-spam law unconstitutional. In March, the court rejected an overbreadth challenge to Virginia Code § 18.2-152.3:1 on a 4-3 vote but ...

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Tough stuff (access required)

Bribery, bankruptcy, failure to pay debts and taking money from children. Tough stuff for a general election, much less a Republican nomination contest. Too tough for Paul C. Jost, the challenger for the seat held by Sen. Thomas K. Norment ...

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Appellate experts: Use moot courts to practice argument (access required)

Moot court sessions are an invaluable tool in preparing an appellate argument, Virginia’s solicitor general and his predecessor told a group of appellate specialists last month. The sessions help an attorney anticipate any possible questions, come up with the right ...

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Vick bankruptcy hearing

Michael Vick’s efforts to reorganize his finances through bankruptcy continues to be bogged down by difficulty in determining just what he has – and where it has gone. The Daily Press has an account of yesterday’s hearing, which raised the ...

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Vick bankruptcy hearing

Michael Vick’s efforts to reorganize his finances through bankruptcy continues to be bogged down by difficulty in determining just what he has – and where it has gone. The Daily Press has an account of yesterday’s hearing, which raised the ...

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Reveley is the man

W. Taylor Reveley III is no longer interim president at the College of William and Mary. The college’s board of visitors decided yesterday to forego a national search to fill the position and named Reveley to head the school for ...

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UR law professor wins Fulbright scholarship

University of Richmond law professor Joel B. Eisen will be a Fulbright Scholar at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing next spring. A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology andStanford University law school, Eisen has ...

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