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Search & Seizure – Anticipatory Warrant – Good Faith Exception (access required)

Although the address for a FedEx delivery of an eight-pound package of marijuana changed slightly, the good faith exception covered any alleged defects in issuance of a search warrant upon delivery of the package, the 4th Circuit says. Defendant contends ...

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Civil Rights – Class Certification – Seizure – Equal Protection (access required)

In this suit filed by a young black male who contends he was unfairly targeted when defendant city investigated reports of a serial rapist in the Charlottesville area, allegedly with police requests for DNA samples from black males, the 4th ...

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Show-and-telephone game

Sexy cell-phone photos may get into the wrong hands, as illustrated by the latest cautionary tale to come through federal court. A woman who sued Culpeper police for their unauthorized game of show-and-telephone of her nude pictures on a cell ...

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Dust settles in Web site duel

Dueling lawyer Web sites were left standing when the dust settled in Alexandria federal district court last week. Two Northern Virginia lawyers with the same surname developed the Web sites to market their separate specialties. H. Jay Spiegel, a Mt. ...

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Dust settles in Web site duel

Dueling lawyer Web sites were left standing when the dust settled in Alexandria federal district court last week. Two Northern Virginia lawyers with the same surname developed the Web sites to market their separate specialties. H. Jay Spiegel, a Mt. ...

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Fairfax Bar says ‘Viva Las Vegas’

This time of year, local bar groups are putting their shoulders to the wheel to help lawyers get their CLE hours. The Fairfax Bar Association is doing its part with a three-day stay at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, ...

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Fairfax Bar says ‘Viva Las Vegas’

This time of year, local bar groups are putting their shoulders to the wheel to help lawyers get their CLE hours. The Fairfax Bar Association is doing its part with a three-day stay at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, ...

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Contract – Safety Center – Change Orders (access required)

A Loudoun County Circuit Court says a concrete subcontractor on a project to construct the Dulles South Safety Center has not shown by a preponderance of the evidence that defendant contractor owes the sub $950 for demolition of curbs installed ...

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Contract – Construction Project – Financing (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court says the evidence indicates the owner terminated the contract for construction of Granby Tower because of inability to obtain financing, not for its convenience, and the court denies subcontractors’ motions to overrule the owner’s plea in ...

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