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Alternate Lead Plaintiff OK’d in Securities Case (access required)

In this securities fraud class action, the Alexandria U.S. District Court will not exempt an institutional investor with the largest loss from the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act’s requirement that a securities fraud plaintiff may serve as lead plaintiff in ...

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Delivery Contractor Claims ‘Business Partnership’ (access required)

Although defendant FedEx allegedly described its contractual relationship with plaintiff to cover a certain deliv­ery leg in Virginia Beach as being that of a “business partner,” an “indepen­dent contractor” and said that plaintiff would be required to plan its delivery ...

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Suspension of CPA’s license is reversed (access required)

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An accountant whose license was suspended has won reversal of that sanction because the Virginia Board of Accountancy did not clearly pro­vide advance notice that he could lose his personal license when he appeared before the board on a complaint ...

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Court chides law prof for case comments (access required)

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A Norfolk federal judge has scolded a law professor working on a civil rights case pending in the court for his discussion of a legal issue in the case during a program for new judicial law clerks. U.S. Magistrate Judge ...

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