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Your honor, make him stop

Don’t like being called a “patent troll”? Tell it to the judge. DNT LLC is suing Sprint and Nextel over patents covering various wireless modem cards offered by Sprint and other vendors. The case raises round-peg-in-a-square-hole questions like, does a ...

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Doing something about the weather

We all complain, but at least one Virginia prosecutor is prepared to step up and throw the book at the weather gods for damaging public property and interfering with justice. You can read the indictment of Mother Nature at Ken ...

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‘Move-over’ law could expand

A bill to broaden Virginia’s "move-over" law has advanced in the House of Delegates. The current law requires drivers to move to the left when approaching a stopped police, fire or rescue vehicle with flashing lights. (Slowing down generally is ...

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Don’t talk, tweet, post or click

Would it have made any difference at Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon’s trial? Any difference, that is, if the court had had the benefit of proposed model jury instructions just out for federal judges that explicitly tell jurors to stay off ...

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Local bar endorses Alexander reappointment

The Franklin County Bar Association has taken the unusual step of endorsing the reappointment of a sitting judge . Franklin County Circuit Judge William Alexander was passed over when judicial reappointments were routinely approved by the General Assembly last month. ...

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Asbestos liability bill clears House

The House of Delegates has narrowly passed legislation crafted to shield one corporation from liability for asbestos claims. The vote was 49-to-48 to pass HB 629 , introduced by Del. Terry Kilgore to protect Crown Cork & Seal of Philadelphia. ...

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Snow-ver it!

There appears to be no rest for the weather-weary. The fourth major snowstorm of the winter is gearing up to hit the mid-Atlantic, and the Twitterverse is calling it “snoverkill.”* Follow this local trending topic on Twitter and, amid the ...

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