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Collection agency can’t just add interest to debt (access required)

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Three former tenants of an An­nandale apartment complex can sue a collection agency for a Fair Debt Act violation after the agency sought to add interest to their alleged bal­ance due, an Alexandria federal judge has ruled. The three plaintiffs ...

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The pros and cons of technology in the travel industry (access required)

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Bigger, stronger, faster. You may remember the television show “The Six Million Dollar Man”? Think how much technology has changed. Take a trip down memory lane. Do you remember dial-up Internet? The advances in mobile devices are staggering. There are ...

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Software licensing and your law firm (access required)

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How many software licenses does your firm have? Let’s start with the easy ones: Microsoft Windows for the PC-based computers in your organization, and iOS for the Apple products you own. Then we add the ap­plications, like Microsoft Word and ...

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Clarifying the issues of chip-enabled credit cards (access required)

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As most people who either accept or use credit cards may have no­ticed, a major overhaul is occur­ring. EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) credit cards have been introduced in the U.S. to thwart credit card fraud. The switch has left ...

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A ‘truly unique’ case: Contrib allowed in med-mal lawsuit (access required)

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A patient’s own behavior – allegedly misleading a doctor about his medication history – can be used to defeat a medical malpractice claim, a Virginia judge has ruled. Even though the Supreme Court of Virginia has rejected theories of contributory ...

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