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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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Woman can bring Fair Debt suit (access required)

Debt collection notice

A woman who received medical care can bring a claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act against a debt recovery service that told her that she was required to respond in writing to their correspondence, a federal judge in ...

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Firm wins $87M verdict in Roundup case (access required)

A California appeals court has upheld an $87 million verdict earned by a Virginia law firm representing a couple who claimed an ingredient used in Roundup weed killer gave them cancer. In the Aug. 9 published decision from the California ...

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‘Shameful’ — Roanoke judge: Confederate monument must go (access required)

Roanoke County Circuit Judge Charles N. Dorsey ordered the removal of a Confederate statue from the front of the Roanoke County courthouse last month. And if the statue isn’t moved, the court must be moved to a different location, he ...

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Eight on deck: General Assembly taps new judges for appeals court (access required)

The Virginia General Assembly elected eight new judges to the Court of Appeals on Aug. 10, completing a historic expansion of the court and ushering in new diversity in race, gender and background. The eight new judges, along with their ...

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