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Investors May Recoup After Restaurant Failed (access required)

The investors in a failed Tysons Corner restaurant can recover their investments, plus interest and attorneys’ fees, from the restauranteur who led the restaurant venture, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. The restauranteur failed to disclose that he and past ...

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Kelley Is Confirmed For E.D. Seat (access required)

The U.S. Senate voted last Wednesday 94-0 to confirm the nomination of Norfolk lawyer Walter D. Kelley Jr. to a federal judgeship in Virginia’s Eastern District. President Bush nominated Kelley for the judgeship last November; U.S. District Judge Henry Coke ...

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Rules on Depositions Would Be Tightened (access required)

Lawyers could not make “speaking objections” that coach a witness during depositions. A deposition could not last longer than seven hours during one day, unless agreed upon by counsel. And circuit judges would have a new power to sanction miscreant ...

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VSB Council Reps Elected (access required)

The Virginia State Bar has announced the results for the 2004 VSB Council elections. As previously reported, Roanoke’s Phillip V. Anderson was unopposed in the race for president-elect (VLW, April 12, 2004). He will assume that office next month at ...

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