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019-6-011 – Dennis v. Commonwealth (access required)

Dennis v. Commonwealth, Record No. 171599, Feb. 21, 2019. SCV (Mims), From Montgomery Va. Court of Appeals. VLW No. 019-6-011, 28 pp. Full-Text Opinion

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Online anonymity is not a shield from lawyers’ ethics (access required)


Office water coolers used to be gathering places where people discussed current events and caught up on office gossip. But, like many other time-honored traditions, even water-cooler conversations have been affected by technology. Certainly these in-office discussions still occur, but ...

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Antitrust case tops list of 2018 ‘Largest Verdicts’ (access required)


An antitrust case featuring the leading producer of doorskins led to a federal jury handing down a verdict of nearly $60 million, topping Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s compilation of ‘Largest Jury Verdicts of 2018.’ JELD-WEN found themselves in legal trouble after ...

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018-3-486 – Post v. Hodges Law Office (access required)

Post v. Hodges Law Office, Case No. 3:18cv00358, Nov. 5, 2018. EDVA at Richmond (Gibney). VLW No. 018-3-486 4 pp. Download Full-Text Opinion

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Patient recovers for denial of treatment, beatings – $385,000 Verdict (access required)

Involuntarily committed patient at Central State Hospital denied recommended and needed medical care (Dialectal Behavioral Therapy a.k.a. “DBT”) for three years and subjected to beatings over several weeks, at hands of another, much larger, patient, who attacked plaintiff at the ...

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EDVA: “We buy houses” trademark generic, unenforceable (access required)

A company that obtained a trademark for the phrase “we buy houses” cannot enforce it, because the phrase was used extensively by industry participants to describe a class of services rather than any particular service provider. Background Plaintiff Express Homebuyers ...

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EDVA: Widow’s foreclosure claims don’t show breach of contract (access required)

A plaintiff allegedly trying to assume the loan obligations on a home owned by her late husband did not plausibly allege facts to support her breach-of-contract claims against the lender. The entity that conducted the foreclosure sale was dismissed as ...

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