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Investor can sue bank for fraud (access required)

An investor that alleged it was misled about risks when it purchased a restaurant loan gets to pursue its fraud claims against the bank that sold the loan pursuant to a contract, an Alexandria federal judge has ruled. U.S. District ...

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Saxman surprises voters by dropping out of race

Del. Chris Saxman, R-Staunton, abruptly announced today he is withdrawing from his bid for re-election to the House.  According to newspapers in Staunton and Harrisonburg, Republicans expect to nominate Staunton councilman Richard P. “Dickie” Bell to take Saxman’s place on ...

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Tech savvy lawyers using two screens

Lawyers attending the solo and small firm forum in Abingdon this week got an earful of tech tips from those traveling IT evangelists from Sensei Enterprises.  A recurring theme: lawyers who try using two monitor screens at their desk never ...

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Speaking from the sole

We couldn’t make this up: a Florida judge had to rule on a request from a plaintiff’s lawyer to make the defense lawyer wear better shoes at a jury trial. According to the plaintiff’s “motion to compel defense counsel to ...

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Practice Profile: Trailer Law (access required)

While mobile homes and the people who live in them often struggle for acceptability, manufactured housing remains a fertile source of work for lawyers in Virginia. The old image of the run-down “trailer” persists, according to a 2001 Virginia Tech ...

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‘Move-over law’ is trap for drivers (access required)

Motorists who carefully follow the instructions printed on a state highway sign still could end up facing traffic charges under Virginia’s so-called “move-over law.” The signs tell motorists to “move over or reduce speed” for stopped emergency vehicles. As Arlington ...

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Candidate quick change in Fairfax

Citing the need to attend to her consulting business, Del. Kristen J. Amundsen, D-Fairfax County, unexpectedly announced last week she will not run for another term.  Quickly stepping up to put a Democrat’s name on the ballot was County Democratic ...

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