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Monthly Archives: May 2007

The Weekly Recap

The following selected stories appeared in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly Daily E-Mail Alert from May 21 to May 25. The originating source of a story is indicated within the item. Please note that not all links may remain active. If ...

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Fins to the left, fins to the right?

In this afternoon’s e-mail: a solicitation from a necktie company called Capital Ties. The headline screamed out: “Every litigator will enjoy this new Sharks necktie!” Uh oh, you say, another lame lawyer-shark professional-courtesy joke. Ha ha ha. Like we haven’t ...

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Northern Virginia Senate candidate indicted

A Middleburg man running for the Republican nomination for a state Senate seat has been indicted in Loudoun County on charges of election fraud and perjury. The Washington Post reports that the indictments were made public today, three weeks before ...

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Landlord/Tenant – Commercial Lease – Banquet Venue – Rent & Taxes (access required)

In this landlord-tenant dispute between property owners and their tenants who operated a site for weddings and banquets, and in which the parties conducted their business somewhat casually and kept records informally, the circuit court concludes that the tenants have ...

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Tort – Business Tort – Joint Venture – Real Estate Flip Transaction (access required)

In this litigation over an alleged joint venture for the purpose of acquiring and “flipping” a 15-acre parcel in Loudoun County, the circuit court finds that plaintiff Shoukat “Chuck” Qureshi proved he was a participant in the joint venture, and ...

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Wills & Trusts – Will Challenge – Limitations (access required)

A circuit court denies a motion to reconsider its application of the one-year time bar of Va. Code Sect. 64.1-89 to a woman’s suit challenging the residuary clause of her late husband’s will, which left the residue of his property ...

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Consumer Protection – Debt Collection – FDCPA – Immunity (access required)

A district court erred in holding that a law firm had “common law litigation immunity” from a debtor’s claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. Sects. 1692 et seq.; because the FDCPA, not common law, must govern ...

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Contract – Government Contract – Third- Party Beneficiary – Foreign Military Purchase (access required)

In this case involving the sale of auxiliary output chips manufactured by defendant Trimble Navigation Ltd. for use in certain global positioning satellite devices, the statutory scheme governing this purchase of military goods, as well as the specific relevant agreements ...

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