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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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If the wheels begin to fall off your case, grab the ratchet (access required)

Missing Tire FEA

A friend of mine who is an outstanding plaintiffs’ attorney recently gave a speech on the subject of perceiving the unmistakable deterioration of your case. When this subject comes up, I always think of the great New York plaintiffs’ lawyer ...

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McCullough takes seat on high court (access required)

McCullough FEA

Justice Stephen R. McCullough was invested as the 106th member of the Supreme Court of Virginia on May 23, at a ceremony featuring his family, his colleagues from the Court of Appeals and past co-workers at the Virginia Attorney General’s ...

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Trusts and Estates Practice 2016 (access required)


This special section focuses on Trusts & Estates Practice. It contains stories that hit on some of the current issues in this field, including: Elective share. A Northern Virginia firm will be trying a malpractice suit this fall relating to ...

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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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Make sure your beneficiary designations are heir tight (access required)


An often-neglected area in the world of benefit plan administration is the beneficiary designation form. Many participants complete their beneficiary designations incorrect­ly because they don’t read the in­structions carefully or don’t under­stand the instructions. Beneficiary designation forms are often filed ...

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