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Judge hits losing plaintiff for $1.5M in lawyer fees (access required)

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An Alexandria federal judge has awarded $1.53 million in attorney’s fees and costs to a consumer electronics manufacturer based on findings that trademark infringement claims and litigation conduct against the company were “objectively unreasonable.” U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III ...

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Vacation injury (access required)

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A trip and fall that ruined plans for a relaxed week at the beach in 2014 has led to a court ruling that could have broad consequences for Virginia premises liability claims. A family renting a beach house for a ...

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High court upholds arbitration win for Alexandria lawyer (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia will not disturb an arbitration decision that absolved an Alexandria attorney of ethics accusations and slammed a plaintiff with more than $900,000 in sanctions. The decision by five justices could end a protracted battle over ...

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How to plan for inflation in retirement (access required)

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Economists define inflation as “a general increase in prices and fall in purchasing power of money.” In recent years inflation has not been a hot topic since it has been relatively tame — in fact, it has averaged less than ...

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Flaunting a red flag: legal writing tips and tics (access required)

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A new legal term, “red flag law,” is not so new — or rather, an old legal term now has a new definition. By one count, 13 states now have red flag laws, which allow law enforcement officers to seize ...

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The ever-shifting legal landscape of joint employment (access required)

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ROCHESTER, NY — Joint Employment has kept labor and employment lawyers busy in recent years. The concept of joint employment means that an employee can be simultaneously, or “jointly,” employed by two or more entities that exercise, or have the ...

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