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Tort – Privacy Invasion – SCA Damages

A woman whose boss accessed her personal e-mail account must show actual damages to collect statutory damages under a federal privacy statute, but not to collect punitive damages or attorney’s fees, the 4th Circuit says. Van Alstyne v. Electronic Scriptorium ...

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When to name a number

Virginia p.i. lawyers have some leeway on when to name a number to a jury. Some lawyers like to name a dollar figure during voir dire, testing potential jurors for sticker shock over a high-dollar ad damnum. Newport News lawyer ...

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