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The day Muhammad Ali came to Fairfax

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Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali passed away last Friday, prompting former Fairfax Bar President Paul Terpak to recall the day that the Greatest appeared in Fairfax to salute firms that participated in a minority hiring program.

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A blurred line (access required)

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A national tax debt relief business headquartered in Virginia is under scrutiny as the Virginia State Bar has leveled a series of miscon­duct charges against the lawyer who founded it. The bar claims that the lawyer still controls the corporation ...

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$2.75M verdict stands despite jury’s media exposure (access required)

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Even though jurors heard about earlier legal problems for a Leb­anon doctor defending a medical malpractice case, the jury’s $2.75 million verdict will be allowed to stand, a federal judge in Abingdon has ruled. The trial against Dr. Dwight L. ...

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Consumer bar hails move to curb forced arbitration (access required)

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By Pat Murphy Consumer protection attorneys are lauding a proposed federal rule that would effectively ban class action waivers in arbitration clauses in­cluded in new contracts for financial services. At the same time they are bracing for a wave of ...

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Ex-offender a Yale Law grad 10 years after release (access required)

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By Vinny Vella Hartford Courant NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Reg­inald Dwayne Betts refuses to let his time in prison define his life. But he admits that he can’t escape it. Even with an Ivy League education. Days before he received ...

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Defending trade secrets (access required)

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The world’s most famous trade secret, the vigilantly guarded recipe for Coca-Cola, is kept in a purpose-built vault in the company’s Atlanta headquarters. Most trade secrets, howev­er, are kept on computers, where they are decidedly more vul­nerable to hackers and ...

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Injunction denied over noncompete (access required)

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In a court battle between compet­ing hair replacement businesses, a federal judge has refused to bar a departed staffer from competing with her former employer while the case plays out. In the case, the judge openly ques­tioned whether claimed “trade ...

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