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Suspended Va. lawyer signed papers, firm now barred

A law firm has been disqualified from representing a medical malpractice plaintiff after one of the firm’s lawyers signed multiple case documents while his license was administratively suspended.

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NRF panel focuses on finding new ways to foster female retail leaders

For women in the workplace, mentorship is a key part of growth. But, during a conversation at National Retail Federation’s annual retail conference NRF 2021, a panel of female leaders agreed: It is an evolving process and format. “Mentorship has ...

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Hiring trends favor women, minorities as general counsel

A new analysis of trends in general counsel hiring by Fairport-based consultants BarkerGilmore shows the majority of new GCs were women and minorities. Every year, about 10% of Fortune 500 companies appoint new top legal executives, according to the report. ...

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Panel offers women tips to advance in CRE field

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

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

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

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

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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