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Norfolk court rules on ‘legal notice’ issue

A newspaper that wants to publish legal notices does not need a court order, a Norfolk Circuit Court ruled today in In Re: Dow Jones & Co. Newspapers that meet the requirements of Va. Code § 8.01-324(A) may publish legal ...

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Clerkship competition up

More news from the “it’s tough all over” department. If you’re a law student or grad seeking sanctuary in a federal court clerkship, you’ve got a lot of competition. Federal clerkship applications on the online OSCAR system are up 66 ...

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Clerkship competition up

More news from the “it’s tough all over” department. If you’re a law student or grad seeking sanctuary in a federal court clerkship, you’ve got a lot of competition. Federal clerkship applications on the online OSCAR system are up 66 ...

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Judge questions firm’s staffing in fee award case (access required)

Law firms serve clients and make money by leveraging the firm’s talent, from their top-dollar partners down through the ranks of associates and support staff. Decisions on how to staff a case may be tougher than ever during these recessionary ...

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Ex-judge Tripp’s license revoked (access required)

The revocation of the law license of former Norfolk Circuit Judge Alfred M. Tripp provides insight into his sudden and unexplained departure from the bench. His exit appears to have been based, at least in part, on the provision of ...

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Williams Mullen sued for sexual harassment (access required)

A former records manager for Williams Mullen has filed suit in federal court in Norfolk alleging sexual harassment and age and national origin discrimination by the firm. Hanh Nguyen Allgood, a 53-year-old Vietnamese national, worked for the firm from July ...

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Criminal – Felon In Possession – Reasonable Suspicion (access required)

A police officer who followed up on an initial consensual encounter with defendant whose vehicle was stopped, by ascertaining that the vehicle and a man had been reported missing in North Carolina, had a reasonable suspicion to detain defendant, and ...

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Domestic Relations – Custody – Mom’s Move (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds a divorce court order enjoining a mother from relocating with her four children to Massachusetts; although the move would allow the family to live with wife’s parents while she attended graduate school, the move would ...

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Domestic Relations – Health Insurance – Attorney’s Fees (access required)

A divorce court that “superseded” the parties’ 2006 property settlement agreement provision on husband’s obligation to pay for wife’s health insurance, with language in the 2008 divorce decree that modified husband’s obligation, violated Va. Code § 20-109.1 and the Court ...

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