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Lawyers disciplined for helping mortgage ‘rescue’ firms (access required)


Two Virginia lawyers have been sidelined as a result of involvement with so-called mortgage rescue operations in other states. An Alexandria lawyer was revoked in Virginia after being preemptively disbarred in Maryland. Despite never having a Maryland law license, Tawana ...

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On-demand work force: Time for a new classification? (access required)


Contingent workers, more recently called on-demand workers or even micro-entrepreneurs, are a growing force in the labor market. These workers are relied upon almost entirely by app-based companies operating in the sharing economy, like industry giant Uber. However, these companies ...

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Credit reporting company to pay $12M (access required)

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Virginia consumer lawyers have scored a judgment worth nearly $12 million in a class action against a credit reporting company that deliberately obscured sources of information on credit reports. The misleading information likely hampered consumers trying to discover the sources ...

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Dangling ‘cluster’ backs driver’s stop (access required)


The Virginia Court of Appeals has handed down yet another decision on the commonwealth’s “dangling objects” statute. And yet another defendant is going to prison. The intermediate court declined an opportunity to review the constitutionality of the statute, Virginia Code ...

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