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Financial Services Firm Hit for ‘Successor Liability’ (access required)

A financial services company, WS Wealth, was a successor to Bluemont, a financial services company that filed for bankruptcy protection in the wake of an arbitration award in favor of plaintiff Charles Schwab & Company, under the “de facto merger” ...

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Prosecutor Faulted for Closing Argument (access required)

A defendant’s conviction of dogfighting is reversed because the prosecutor’s recitation during closing argument of defendant’s prior criminal charges that purportedly went unpunished was so prejudicial it required a mistrial, the Court of Appeals holds. Cross-examination Although the prosecution asked ...

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TDR Tax Assessment Premature, Court Says (access required)

Two owners of historic “garden apartment” complexes in Arlington are not liable for taxation of their TDRs, or “transferrable development rights,” granted by the county to preserve the properties until the county also approves a “receiving site” for the TDRs; ...

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