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Minister ordered to pay attorney’s fees after suit tossed (access required)

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Denouncing what he said were frivolous arguments and delaying tactics designed to stifle online criticism, a Lynchburg federal judge has tossed a Baptist minister’s copyright infringement claims and ordered him to pay $34,262.50 in attorney’s fees. In making the fee ...

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Let the wine flow: Winery scores win in challenge based on conservation easement (access required)

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As the number of Northern Virginia farm wineries grows, so do the skirmishes over the size and scope of vineyard operations. The typical battle involves neighbors who say the wine businesses have broken rules designed to limit commercial activity in ...

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Lawyer disqualified, reprimanded for possible conflict (access required)

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A Bedford lawyer has been reprimanded by a Virginia State Bar disciplinary panel after a judge used blunt terms to disqualify the lawyer from a criminal case. Carter B. Garrett’s representation of a drug defendant facing trial presented “an actual ...

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7 things to say to a potential family law (or other) client (access required)

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Hiring an attorney can be a stressful and time-consuming task for people who suddenly find themselves in need of legal representation. The following are my top seven items that I discuss during an interview with a potential client: 1) “There ...

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Important Opinions: A recap for January-June 2014

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents the compilation of Important Opinions from January to June 2014. You’ll find more than 210 cases highlighted, each containing a link to a full-text PDF copy of the opinion. “Important Opinions” show up on the cover ...

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