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Labor – FLSA – Overtime Pay – Civilian Contractors (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses this action for breach of contract and for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act filed by Iraqi-born civilian contractors hired by defendant companies to perform translation services, as plaintiffs’ alleged services were ...

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Insurance – Policy Coverage – Sprinkler System – Duty To ‘Maintain’ (access required)

Predicting how a Virginia state court would rule, an Alexandria U.S. District Court says a warehouse owner that leased the property to a coffee company has coverage for fire loss, despite the insurance carrier’s claims that the owner breached a ...

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Insurance – Auto Policy – Corporate Merger – Certification Order – W.Va. Law (access required)

The 4th Circuit certifies to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals a question of insurance law and corporate law involving auto liability coverage for an employee’s traffic accident after a corporate merger. The 4th Circuit certifies the following question: ...

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Criminal – Sentencing – Violent Felony – ACCA – Assault (access required)

The 4th Circuit vacates defendant’s sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act because the district court erred in relying on documents filed in Maryland state court to determine that a prior state conviction for second-degree assault qualified as a “violent ...

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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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