Author Archives: David A. Oblon

Jurors hear evidence in ex-Rep. Jefferson’s case (access required)

ALEXANDRIA (AP) From four different angles, jurors saw a former Louisiana congressman accept a suitcase filled with $100,000 on videos played in court last week. The July 2005 handoff of the suitcase from an FBI cooperating witness to former Rep. ...

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An outsider sees the VSB Council in action for the first time (access required)

On June 18, the Virginia State Bar Council simultaneously created a Diversity Conference – and discriminated against it. Really. Currently there are three VSB “Conferences” – Young Lawyers, Senior Lawyers, and Local Bars. Unlike these Conferences, the new Diversity Conference ...

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Expired-patent suits could be windfall for lawyers (access required)

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Look carefully at the plastic lid on a coffee cup or the handle of a disposable razor. A recent ruling on an obscure, century-old statute has opened the door for people familiar with the finer points of U.S. ...

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Kaine: Virginia’s revenues off 15.6% from prior year (access required)

(AP) Virginia’s shaky revenues in May dived by 15.6 percent from the year before, according to a report to Gov. Timothy M. Kaine last week. That will leave a year-end hole of about $300 million the state will fill using ...

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Protecting client assets when a bank fails (access required)

Did you see any law firm managing partners among the nervous depositors in line at IndyMac bank on July 11? After U.S. Senator Charles Schumer publicly mused about what would happen if IndyMac depositors suddenly pulled their deposits, spooked customers ...

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