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Lawyer loses appeal against Yelp

A Northern Virginia lawyer’s defamation claim against Yelp is barred by the Communications Decency Act of 1996, a federal appeals court said on March 18. The consumer review website’s automated filtering system does not render it “an information content provider” ...

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Attorney General answers call to jury duty

It didn’t take long to eliminate him from the jury pool – for several solid reasons – but Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring showed up as summoned at the courthouse in Leesburg Tuesday. Herring, a Loudoun County resident, arrived before ...

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Symposium to honor women at W&L law

A symposium this month at the Washington & Lee University law school will focus on the advancement of women in the legal profession. The first annual Lara D. Gass Women in the Law Symposium is set for March 27 at ...

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Bar panel to look at e-voting

With fewer than 15 percent of eligible lawyers voting in last fall’s three-way election for president-elect of the Virginia State Bar, a four-member group has been named to see if technological issues may have impeded participation. Current VSB president Kevin ...

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Foreclosure suit not barred by res judicata

A couple who lost their home to foreclosure will get another chance to sue for breach of contract and constructive fraud. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed dismissal of the suit, finding fault with the Richmond federal court’s analysis of ...

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