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Noncompete Agreements Shouldn?t Be Too Narrow (access required)

Lawyers who draft noncompete agreements can sometimes be too specific, experts warn after reading the latest word on noncompetes from the Supreme Court of Virginia. In Motion Control v. East, (VLW 001-6-064), handed down last month, the high court upheld ...

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Early, Warner Differ On Car Tax, Qualifications (access required)

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.VA. — Test-driving several strategies in anticipation of the fall campaign for the governor’s mansion, Democrat Mark R. Warner and Republican Mark L. Earley staged a pointed debate on July 14 at the Virginia Bar Association’s summer ...

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Model Code For Zoning Urged At VBA Confab (access required)

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.VA. — Virginia needs to develop a model zoning code to guide local governments’ efforts to reshape our communities and end an era of “planned ugliness.” That’s the legal remedy needed to solve Virginia’s vexing sprawl problem, ...

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3 Backed For Federal Judgeship (access required)

U.S. Sens. John W. Warner and George F. Allen are prepared to forward three names to President George W. Bush to fill a vacant federal district court judgeship in Richmond, a Senate source said last week. The trio includes Richmond ...

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Would-Be Lawyer Awarded $5.2M in Brain Injury (access required)

A New York special-education teacher aiming for a second career as an attorney has received $5.2 million from a Richmond jury for brain injuries sustained in a late-night accident on Interstate 95 in Richmond. The plaintiff was a 60-year-old woman ...

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Gubernatorial debate highlights VBA meeting (access required)

Headlining the Virginia Bar Association’s upcoming meeting at the Greenbrier is the first debate between Democrat Mark R. Warner and Republican Mark L. Earley in the race for the governor’s mansion. Warner and Earley are set to square off on ...

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UCC applies to remote seller in ?stucco? construction case (access required)

A couple may sue the company that supplied the allegedly defective synthetic stucco finish for a new home under the Uniform Commercial Code, a Suffolk circuit judge has ruled. The couple claimed the remote seller of the finish had breached ...

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AG candidates spar over guns, backgrounds (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH – The race to decide the next attorney general of Virginia was just underway, but both candidates were in mid-campaign form as they engaged in a boisterous debate June 16 at the Virginia State Bar annual meeting at ...

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Man Gets Time Off In Support Case (access required)

A man held in contempt and imprisoned for failure to pay child support can have his sentence reduced for good behavior, a Henrico County circuit judge has ruled. A Henrico J&DR judge had found the man in civil contempt and ...

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OxyContin Cases May Affect Lawyers Statewide (access required)

Abuse of OxyContin, a popular prescription painkiller, has become a significant problem in Southwest Virginia, prompting federal and state authorities to join together in investigations to root out the problem. Thanks to their success – authorities recently gained well-publicized convictions ...

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