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Once in a blue moon… (access required)

The Farmer’s Almanac notes that there are two full moons this month, just like there were in January. The doomsayers will note that the double blue hasn’t happened since 1915, and it is the last year before 2000. As if ...

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Lawyer fees awarded in woman?s dec action (access required)

A woman who prevailed in a declaratory judgment action is entitled to attorney’s fees, a Russell County Circuit judge has ruled in a case of apparent first impression. The judge found in the woman’s favor in an employment-related dispute, then ...

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?50 Largest? presented (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents its 10th annual survey of “Virginia’s 50 Largest Law Firms” in this week’s Section B. Among the findings of this year’s project: Richmond-based McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe once again tops the list. While the second-place ...

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Nonsuiting plaintiff must pay lawyer fees (access required)

Even though a plaintiff took a nonsuit in his lawsuit based on a real estate contract, the defendant is entitled to attorney’s fees under the contract, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. The reason: The contract provides that the “prevailing” ...

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Publisher?s Note: VLW launches ?E-mail Alert? (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to announce a new subscriber benefit, the “E-Mail Alert Service.” The service provides early notice of significant and ground-breaking cases and legal developments, before they appear in the newspaper. The alerts will serve as a ...

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Defamation claim is based on reference (access required)

Where a man’s former employer told a prospective employer that the man “lost his temper” and “just didn’t fit in,” he can sue the ex-employer for defamation, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. The case highlights the problems with providing ...

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