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Monthly Archives: July 2007

Negligence – Electrical Fire – Contribution (access required)

In this litigation arising out of an electrical fire at Two James Center, a Richmond office building, the district court dismisses a fourth-party complaint filed by Square D Co., which designed, manufactured, distributed and sold the electrical equipment involved in ...

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Intellectual Property – Patent Infringement – Paper Shredders (access required)

A district court finds that plaintiff manufacturer of paper shredders has demonstrated infringement of its patents for an on/off switch and a spacer device by defendants, a Taiwanese manufacturer and a California distributor, and the court orders a trial for ...

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Tort – Identity Theft – Union Activity – Company Managers (access required)

A district court denies defendant union officials’ motion to dismiss, for lack of personal jurisdiction over the Pennsylvania defendants, a lawsuit alleging the union officials created Yahoo e-mail addresses using the names of multiple Verizon managers and used these e-mail ...

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Criminal – Habeas Corpus – Brady Claim – Government Witness (access required)

A defendant who was a member of the Latino gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and who was convicted of murder is not entitled to post-conviction relief based on his claim that the government violated Brady v. Maryland by failing to timely ...

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Single-member LLC can be good choice of business entity (access required)

Most entrepreneurs and real estate developers/investors now acknowledge that the limited liability company (LLC) has become the entity of choice for many business and investment purposes. The single-member LLC offers a creative and efficient solution in many situations and should ...

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Judge Benton to retire Oct. 1 (access required)

Judge James W. Benton Jr., the last of the original members of the Virginia Court of Appeals, will retire Oct. 1. Benton, who turns 64 in September, is the state’s senior appellate judge in terms of service. A native of ...

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