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Pedicure leads to infection, then $1M verdict in Henrico (access required)

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A Richmond woman who developed an infection in her legs after getting a pedicure won a verdict of just over a million dollars from a Richmond-area salon this month. Richmond lawyers James “Jamie” Kessel and Robert C.T. Reed represented Samantha ...

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Noncompete restricting info source ‘overbroad’ (access required)

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An employer lost its opening bid to stop a former manager from working for an alleged competitor in a multi-state home-building business, when an Alexandria federal court denied the employer’s motion for a preliminary injunction on Feb. 14. In arguing ...

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Building a diverse workforce about more than just hiring (access required)

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As businesses become more globalized, workplace diversity has become an imperative. Whether it’s a regional law firm or a multinational company, workers and clients alike want to do business with and work for an organization that reflects a range of ...

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Gun-carrying Virginia ex-con loses appeal for Maryland permit (access required)

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Although a Virginia ex-con had his gun rights restored in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Maryland did not violate the U.S. Constitution by denying a gun permit to the applicant, who is now a security officer under contract with the Department ...

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A late-night cookie fight (access required)

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The toughest competition on Virginia’s college campuses may not be the fight for grades and class rank. Or who has the best college basketball team. And forget the jostling for blue-chip pledges to fraternities and sororities. At Virginia Commonwealth University, ...

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Law firm, client both sanctioned for discovery abuse (access required)

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A Norfolk federal judge has approved sanctions – in an undisclosed amount – against the law firm of Cooley LLP and its client, a Virginia-based computer security company being sued for infringement. The judge ordered sanctions even though the case ...

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Sanctions result after claim file posted on internet (access required)

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An Abingdon federal magistrate judge sanctioned a group of lawyers this month for failing to promptly disclose that they had accessed the claims file of an adversary insurance company. The blunder in making the file available was the primary focus ...

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