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When government comes knocking, but on civil side (access required)

Security Iris Scanner on Blue Human Eye

It’s often the first sign that a busi­ness could be facing legal trouble. The worrisome news arrives with a vis­it by a U.S. Marshal or government inves­tigator. It’s a Civil Investigative Demand – a request for the company to turn ...

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The VLW 2016 ADR Survey

VA ADR Survey 2016 Cover FEA

In this issue, Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to provide the results of the VLW 2016 Alternative Dispute Resolution Survey. This project provides information about ADR providers across Virginia. For a fee, participants had the opportunity to provide ba­sic information ...

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Firm forfeits fee in farm sale (access required)

Cash Money Hundred Dollar Bills FEA

A realty company selling a debtor’s farm had to forfeit its commission when its auctioneer failed to disclose that he was bidding on the property for his own company while taking bids at the public auction. That omission violated a ...

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H’burg lawyer exposes no-tip bigot (access required)

Receipt Bigot Tip - FEA 2

A Harrisonburg lawyer says he earned some unintended publici­ty this month with his “intemperate language” after a restaurant insult was directed at his waitress grand­daughter. John Elledge publicized an Aug. 15 incident where a pair of diners not only stiffed ...

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Mission creep at VASAP? (access required)

HandCarKeys - FEA

Lawyers who represent DUI de­fendants in Northern Virginia are questioning why the state’s alcohol education and treatment program has to be the sole gatekeeper for drivers convicted of driving under the influence. Even when traffic offenders arrange for outside treatment, ...

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