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Lawyer with felony never was revoked (access required)

A Fairfax County attorney who thought her law license was revoked after a 2007 federal felony conviction got a surprise earlier this year when she sought reinstatement. She was still in good standing. Her license never was impacted by the conviction, even though she promptly self-reported to the Virginia State Bar.

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Virginia’s COPN Regulatory Scheme Upheld (access required)

Two health care providers – a colon-cancer screening center and radiology provider – who were denied Certificates of Public Need that would have allowed them to expand their services into Virginia, lose their constitutional challenge in Alexandria U.S. District Court ...

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No Antitrust Claims for Service Station Owners (access required)

In this case from Alexandria U.S. District Court, defendant lessors of gasoline dealerships to plaintiff service stations win summary judgment on plaintiffs’ antitrust claims as well as their claims for 1) wrongful termination of dealership, 2) violation of the Virginia ...

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Federal Court Gets ‘Federal Officer’ Case (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court says defendant corporation can remove this contract case to federal court under the Federal Officer Removal State, 28 U.S.C. § 1442(a)(1), based on allegations that defendant government contractor terminated its use of plaintiff’s software at ...

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Credit Complaint Investigation Was ‘Reasonable’ (access required)

A credit-card company’s failure to use the Consumer Data Industry Association’s 2009 Credit Reporting Resource Guide to investigate a credit reporting dispute after a debtor’s bankruptcy discharge did not violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s command to conduct a “reasonable” ...

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