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Within the spirits of the law (access required)

Whiskey Pour - FEA

The owner of a Richmond restaurant offering hard-to-find liquor, often at breathtaking prices, is battling the state-mandated minimum for food sales. “Mack” McCormack is in trouble with state regulators be­cause his bar’s potent libations carry price tags that dwarf the ...

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Lawyer can sue for delayed discharge (access required)

you are fired

A lawyer who claimed she was kept on the job until she finished two important trials, and then fired 10 weeks after she complained about unequal pay, can sue her employer for retaliation. The lawyer, who worked for Virginia Attorney ...

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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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