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Panel offers women tips to advance in CRE field

Wendy Ethan (from left), Kate Hamerly, Anne Olson. (Bridgetower Media News Service)

Leveraging one’s network and identifying the right type of investment should be among the top considerations when beginning to invest in commercial real estate. That’s according to panelists during Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women’s virtual forum Wednesday. They were speaking ...

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Boston lawyers launch all-female white-collar defense boutique


BOSTON, MA — For some time, Tracy A. Miner and Megan Siddall had been kicking around the idea of an all-female firm focused on white-collar crimes and regulatory infractions. Then an opportunity presented itself and they decided to seize it. ...

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4th Circuit concludes Kevin Hart not liable to mobile game developer

Kevin Hart takes part in a panel discussion in Pasadena, California, on Jan. 9, 2020. The 4th U.S. Circuit has upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss a $7.2 million lawsuit brought against Hart for alleged breach of contract. (AP File Photo/Chris Pizzello)

RICHMOND, VA — Comedian and actor Kevin Hart will avoid liability in a suit by business partners who claimed their video game launch was torpedoed by Hart’s admission of an extramarital affair, following a decision from the 4th U.S. Circuit ...

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The top 10 intellectual property cases of 2020

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, shown here during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in December, once again is seeking to acquire more federal trademark registrations. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

The end of the year is the time for all kinds of lists. And, as is our custom, the following are the top 10 intellectual property cases of the year. 1.Tampa Brady. Brady is once again seeking to acquire more ...

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Women More Likely to Face Housing Insecurity in Pandemic-Led Recession

Natasha Blunt poses for a portrait in New Orleans, Friday, July 31, 2020. Blunt owes thousands of dollars in back rent after she lost her banquet porter job. She has yet to receive her stimulus check and has not been approved for unemployment benefits. Her family is getting by with food stamps and the charity of neighbors. (AP Photo/Dorthy Ray)

The pandemic-led recession is disproportionately hurting women in the workforce and is more likely to threaten their housing security. A new Zillow analysis finds women are more likely than men to be unemployed, renters and caregivers during the coronavirus pandemic, ...

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Judge: Va. workers’ comp bar won’t apply to Md. employees

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RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia statute that blocks tort recovery against a fellow employee for on-the-job injuries doesn’t apply when those injuries were covered by Maryland, not Virginia, workers’ comp law, a circuit judge has ruled. The Nov. 13 decision ...

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Va. ex-prosecutor disbarred after admitting sex with clients


RICHMOND, VA — A Richmond attorney and former Nottoway County prosecutor has been disbarred after admitting he had sex with two clients he was defending in criminal matters. The revocation of B. Thomas Bledsoe comes as a Virginia State Bar ...

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Utz to acquire popular tortilla chip brand for $480M


Utz Brands is adding yet another company to its pantheon of snack food brands. The publicly traded, Hanover, Pennsylvania-based company announced on Thursday that its subsidiaries, Utz Quality Foods and Heron Holding Corp., entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ...

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Pet Valu shutting down 32 Md. stores amid nationwide closure


Pet food and supplies chain Pet Valu is shutting down its U.S. stores and warehouses, including 32 locations in Maryland. The retailer said it will close its 358 locations nationwide and its office in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Liquidation sales are expected ...

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