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Injunction denied over noncompete (access required)

Hair Replacement FEA

In a court battle between compet­ing hair replacement businesses, a federal judge has refused to bar a departed staffer from competing with her former employer while the case plays out. In the case, the judge openly ques­tioned whether claimed “trade ...

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Harmless error rule allows use of ‘de facto will’ (access required)

Last Will and Testament FEA

Virginia lawyers have had a tool to validate wills that fail to meet the strict requirements of authentic­ity for almost nine years. Lawyers report increasing use of what has been called the “harmless error rule” for wills that don’t quite ...

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Judge to rule on forum for Volkswagen cases (access required)

ROANOKE – A lawyer for hundreds of Virginia Volkswagen diesel owners is pushing for quick state court action on his unusual demand for loaner cars, but VW lawyers say the claims belong in a San Francisco federal court to be ...

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Lawyer convicted of murder surrenders law license (access required)

A former Blacksburg lawyer who pleaded no contest to the murder of his mother has consented to revocation of his law license. William H. Yongue IV killed his mother in 2014 to prevent her from reporting his theft of $200,000 ...

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