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Water v natural gas in Virginia legal dispute

If you drive southwest of McLean for about four and a half hours, you will come to the tiny town of Bent Mountain. The unincorporated community has fewer than 800 inhabitants, but one of the finest views of the Roanoke Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains.

Law professor: Virginia grocers wise to avoid costs of litigation

The tension was thick as two Virginia grocery chains stared each other down like gunfighters in an old Clint Eastwood western. German grocer Lidl is the new kid in town with a reputation for burying the competition with low prices. Kroger is the old hand, having survived many previous showdowns.

Virginia's small business owners advised to read contracts

A Virginia business accelerator recently offered advice to entrepreneurs: read carefully before signing on the dotted line. Virginia courts often rely on the words spelled out in written contracts when trying to resolve disputes between businesses.

Food for thought: giant grocers square off in Virginia lawsuit

On one side is the nation's largest grocer, Kroger, and its 2,800 stores. On the other side is one of the smallest grocery chains in the nation: Lidl, with just 10 outlets. Three of Germany's discount chain stores are here in Virginia; and the company has plans to have 100 stores open by summer of 2018.

Business conflict over second Tesla Virginia dealership

It is a nearly two-hour drive south from McLean to Richmond. And if Elon Musk has his way, you will make the trip in a new Tesla electric car. The company is currently in a legal dispute with the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association over a Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles decision to allow the California-based firm to open a company-owned dealership in Richmond.

Optimism shines on Northern Virginia businesses

We here in NoVa have transferred our faith in federal government to belief in the capacity of capitalism to provide prosperity, Virginia Business says. With government spending waning, a "push toward a more diversified workforce is paying off," the publication asserts.

Reston businesses in revolt?

It is likely that most McLean Law Blog readers have gone to the Reston Town Center at least once. The mixed use development is teeming with clothing stores, specialty shops, restaurants, fitness spots, cafes and other businesses. Right now, it is also brimming with apprehension and anger among some business owners over the center's new paid parking.

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