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Monthly Archives: March 2007

In Memoriam: Judge Robert K. Woltz

Judge Robert K. Woltz served on the circuit bench in Winchester for 21 years until his retirement in 1989. He died March 22 at the age of 88. Colleagues and friends told the Winchester Star (registration required) that the judge ...

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No basketball played on these courts

March Madness is in full swing, and once again many an office worker with a basketball jones will be trying to sneak a peek at his team’s game over the Internet. Unless he works for the federal court system. Once ...

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Note to employers: Listen to workers’ fears

Employees at a Harrisonburg medical supplies office say they tried to warn their boss about a coworker’s strange and threatening behavior. But because the company, American HomePatient Inc., allegedly turned a deaf ear, it now faces the possibility of punitive ...

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Got a license for that contract?

A Fairfax restaurant hired a rent-a-cop company to provide security services. When the restaurant and the contractor had a dispute over payment for those services, the security company sued. The contractor obtained a default judgment against the restaurant, and instituted ...

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Norfolk Circuit Clerk seeks to go paperless

Norfolk Circuit Clerk George Schaefer is overseeing an ambitious project: He wants to make his office paperless. Right now, his staff scans every civil filing that comes in the door. They’ve scanned almost all the land records – which, in ...

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Contract – Mechanic's Lien – Release Of Funds (access required)

After trial of the plumbing contractor’s suit against a property owner, the circuit court rules that the $25,000 paid to the clerk of court by a construction company should be released to the plumbing contractor. The plumbing contractor failed to ...

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Contract – Quantum Meruit – Claim Valuation – Expert Opinions (access required)

In this suit for recovery under a quantum meruit theory, the court rejects the opinions of each side’s expert witness on value; although the expert witnesses had excellent credentials, the court was not impressed with either’s methodology, logic or factual ...

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Wills & Trusts – Heir At Law – Real Estate (access required)

Although plaintiff is decedent’s brother and his sole heir at law, he receives only a $5,000 bequest under decedent’s will, which provides that “all of the rest and remainder” of decedent’s estate, beyond specific bequests, and including decedent’s Alexandria condominium, ...

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