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Tortious interference claims easier?

For plaintiffs suing for tortious interference with contract, Virginia law may have shifted slightly in their favor last year when the Supreme Court of Virginia decided DurretteBradshaw PC v. M.C. Consulting LC. At least that’s how one federal magistrate judge ...

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‘Writ of injunction’ fails to impress judge

An Augusta County man facing eviction from his foreclosed home brandished a novel legal weapon to try to halt the proceedings, to no avail. Daniel Taylor, who counts himself part of the “sovereign citizen” movement, told Circuit Judge Victor Ludwig ...

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McGuireWoods gets Texas footprint

McGuireWoods LLP is establishing a Texas presence by acquiring a nine-member litigation boutique, Nickens Keeton Lawless Farrell & Flack LLP, with offices in Houston and Austin, effective Jan. 1. Another Houston litigator, Ron Franklin of the Houston firm of Franklin, ...

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Disbarred lawyer charged with grand larceny

Update: (11/18/2010 10:42 a.m.) A question of venue has delayed arraignment for former attorney Kyle Leftwich, charged with pocketing fees while working for a law firm. A lawyer who surrendered her license last month after she admitted diverting money from ...

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Fireworks verdict is $4.75 million

A Fairfax County jury returned a $4.75-million verdict Friday for a county woman who suffered brain damage and other injuries when a wayward rocket exploded next to her in 2007. The verdict comes in a suit filed by Kathryn Hollis ...

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Charge against Franklin County sheriff is dismissed

The one misdemeanor charge that emerged from a special grand jury investigation of the Franklin County sheriff’s office now has been dismissed on the motion of a special prosecutor. The grand jury investigation produced a report critical of management at ...

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Caroline prosecutor appeals admonition by VSB committee

The Sixth District Committee of the Virginia State Bar has issued a public admonition to Caroline County Commonwealth’s Attorney Anthony G. Spencer for talking to a defendant who was represented by counsel without advising him of his right to have ...

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Firm wins non-solicitation TRO against stockbroker

A brokerage firm has won an injunction against a stockbroker who allegedly stole away with big clients and their money when the broker jumped ship for another financial services firm. The former senior account executive, Rodney Gray, signed an employment ...

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