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Minister ordered to pay attorney’s fees after suit tossed (access required)

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Denouncing what he said were frivolous arguments and delaying tactics designed to stifle online criticism, a Lynchburg federal judge has tossed a Baptist minister’s copyright infringement claims and ordered him to pay $34,262.50 in attorney’s fees. In making the fee ...

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Lawyer disqualified, reprimanded for possible conflict (access required)

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A Bedford lawyer has been reprimanded by a Virginia State Bar disciplinary panel after a judge used blunt terms to disqualify the lawyer from a criminal case. Carter B. Garrett’s representation of a drug defendant facing trial presented “an actual ...

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New high court rulings could create problems for ‘patent trolls’ (access required)

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has handed down a pair of decisions that could make it more difficult to bring patent infringement claims in some circumstances, further hampering suits brought by so-called “patent trolls.” But while the justices’ rulings ...

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Two plaintiffs injured on I-95 – $150,000 Settlement and $730,000 Settlement (access required)

This case stemmed from a rear-end collision on 1-95 North in Spotsylvania County on March 18, 2012. Two plaintiffs were injured in the accident, one of whom contracted complex regional pain syndrome two weeks after the collision. This condition was ...

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Vision-impaired employee fired for repeated tardiness – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, who is legally blind, was discharged from her employment as an assistant manager at Golden Corral for repeated tardiness. Plaintiff came to work for Golden Corral in 2006. She contended that, due to her visual disability, she was reliant ...

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Defense lawyers fear slippery slope after Supreme Court allows stop based on anonymous call (access required)

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WASHINGTON — Criminal defense attorneys are expressing concerns about a recent decision from the U.S. Supreme Court holding that a vehicle search based on an anonymous 911 call was constitutional. The ruling in Prado Navarette v. California, No. 12-9490, weakens ...

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