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Jury finds Circuit City discriminated (access required)

Electronics retailer Circuit City systematically discriminated against blacks in promotions at its corporate headquarters, a federal jury found last Monday. The panel found in favor of two plaintiffs, while rejecting a third claim. “We are shocked that the jury could ...

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Lawyers In The News (access required)

James O. Watts IV has become a member of the Lynchburg law firm of Edmunds & Williams P.C. His general practice has emphasis in the areas of tort and insurance litigitation. *** Officers for the Fairfax Bar Association for 1996-1997 ...

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Judge Hoffman dies at 89 (access required)

Senior U.S. District Judge Walter E. Hoffman, founder of the Eastern District’s fabled “rocket docket,” died Nov. 21 at age 89. Hoffman also is remembered for presiding over several historical cases, including one that ended in the resignation of the ...

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"Vendee's lien" idea is strengthened (access required)

A Fairfax County Circuit Court decision that recognized a “vendee’s lien” has been strengthened by a later decision in the case, according to a lawyer who handled the groundbreaking case for a Northern Virginia developer. In September, DRHI v. L’Ambiance ...

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