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Monthly Archives: March 2007

Clients' Protection Fund measure saved, fast-tracked (access required)

Two days before the 2007 General Assembly adjourned, legislators found a way to save a measure to boost the Clients’ Protection Fund. That fund, administered by the Virginia State Bar, reimburses victims of lawyer theft when no other source of ...

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Tort – FTCA – Prisoner Medical Treatment – Expert Witness (access required)

A federal prison inmate who alleges prison medical staff negligently failed to diagnose and treat his neurological impairment loses his case on summary judgment because the undisputed facts demonstrate that plaintiff inmate did not comply with Virginia’s expert certification requirement ...

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Immigration – Passport Fraud – Conspiracy – 'Public Authority Defense' (access required)

In this immigration fraud case alleging that defendant conspired with a corrupt government official to obtain a U.S. passport and to obtain naturalization, in violation of 18 U.S.C. Sects. 371 and 1452(b), the district court rejects defendant’s claim of a ...

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Insurance – UIM Coverage – Dec Action – Pending Indiana Action (access required)

In this suit to recover under a Virginia policyholder’s underinsured motorist coverage for the death of the policyholder’s wife in an auto accident in Indiana, the Richmond federal district court declines to exercise jurisdiction over the dec action because of ...

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Civil Procedure – Service Of Process – Defendant In India (access required)

Where the record reveals “an extensive history of attempts to complete service of process” by plaintiff company on its former employee, whom it is suing for defamation, libel and related business torts, the court finds that service of process is ...

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Intellectual Property – Copyright Infringement – Knock- Off Handbags – FRE 401 – Relevance (access required)

Two defendants charged with criminal copyright infringement cannot suppress – as irrelevant under Fed. R. Evid. 401 – evidence of the truckload of knockoff handbags that pulled up to their door as agents were questioning them about their business and ...

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How to … Move your law firm (access required)

Moving your offices is a time-consuming and costly task. One of the biggest costs is the interruption to your business before, during and after the move, but you can minimize this disruption by planning well in advance and hiring a ...

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A bucket of dope?two of them (access required)

It was a pretty normal Saturday morning at a high-end jeans boutique in Philadelphia called “Fusion.” Fed-Ex guy comes with a big box from California. New designer duds from the west coast? Not exactly. Inside the box was a five-gallon ...

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Nine heart solution lawsuits are settled (access required)

Nine cases involving allegations of injuries from a contaminated solution used in heart surgeries have been resolved under confidential terms. Stephanie E. Grana, a Richmond attorney who represented eight of the plaintiffs in Fredericksburg Circuit Court, would only say, “The ...

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