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Escort service trademark not covered

All trade has gone global nowadays, we hear, but one business wasn’t global enough to gain protection under U.S. laws against cybersquatting, in a new decision in Alexandria federal court. “Tober and Skeat” sounds like a couple of barristers. But ...

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That dog won’t hunt

As we noted in the Daily Alert today, U.S. District Judge James P. Jones took away Buchanan County’s “Big Coon Dog” jury verdict.  The opinion is available at the Western District’s Web site. The county, whose elected officials took bribes ...

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Server overload

The Web site for the House of Representatives has been overwhelmed this week by a deluge of visitors trying to e-mail their representatives and download the financial bailout bill that was defeated Monday, according to CNET. Yes, Washington, you have ...

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Professor Whitebread dies

Charles H. Whitebread, the former University of Virginia law professor who maintained his ties to the state through bar review courses and lectures long after he moved to the University of Southern California law school, has died. He was 65. Mr. ...

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Trenga confirmed

The Senate has confirmed Alexandria attorney Anthony Trenga’s nomination to a federal judgeship in the Eastern District of Virginia, reports the Associated Press. Trenga was one of five lawyers Senators Jim Webb and John Warner recommended for the federal bench ...

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Kentucky seizes gambling domain names

Sometimes state agents and federal revenooers bust up stills making illegal moonshine. Sometimes, vice squads raid crack parlors, brothels and other houses of ill repute. In Kentucky, they’ve gone to court to crack down on illegal online gambling. Yep, the ...

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Movement in Short murder case?

The FBI has released a cryptic statement indicating that the agency has a lead on a vehicle possibly connected to the five-year-old Short family murder case in Henry County.  WSLS reports that the FBI is not adding much in the ...

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