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Suit vs. settlement buyers, delegate dismissed (access required)

A lawsuit targeting the industry that offers “Cash Now” in exchange for future settlement annuity payments has been dismissed, along with claims against a Virginia lawyer-legislator who represented some of the major players in the business. Rulings this month by ...

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‘Intention’ to live in a home won’t trigger UM (access required)

A young woman who “intended” to live with her grandfather cannot recover uninsured motorist coverage for a motorcycle accident that occurred the day after she dropped off her bags, a Roanoke circuit judge has ruled. The policy covered relatives who ...

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Email surveillance suit rejected by 4th Circuit (access required)

FALLS CHURCH (AP) A divided federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of an ACLU lawsuit challenging a portion of the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance of Americans’ international email and phone communications. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...

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‘Leaders,’ ‘Up & Coming’ for 2021 named

Virginia Lawyers Media, the publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, has announced the 2021 class of “Leaders in the Law.” Now in its 16th year, this awards program recognizes the lawyers across the commonwealth who are setting the standard for other ...

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‘Go To Lawyers’ for elder law named

Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to announce the latest group of honorees in our program recognizing the leading lawyers in a particular field of law. Previously we have named “Virginia’s Go To Lawyers” for business law, employment and workers’ compensation ...

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Ch. 7 trustee sues LeClair, former firm attorneys (access required)

The Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee overseeing the dissolution of Richmond firm LeClairRyan added claims against firm co-founder Gary LeClair in an amended complaint filed last month in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Filed Aug. 25, ...

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‘Unfair’ noncompetes? Response beginning to form to Biden’s ‘competition’ order (access required)

The title of the Biden administration’s July 9 executive order on “Promoting Competition in the American Economy” is unlikely to set off alarm bells. After all, “more competition” conjures images of new jobs, better wages and prices for consumers, and ...

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