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Monthly Archives: July 2007

No refund of escrow checks after buyer cancels loan (access required)

A lawyer acting as settlement agent for a would-be restaurateur failed to get her money back when the funding fell through after the seller of the pizza place promptly cashed checks totaling $100,000. When the buyer suddenly canceled his loan ...

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Architect win $20,000 for copyright violation (access required)

R. Wayne Galloway has his retirement dream home on Lake Wylie near Charlotte, N.C., designed by an architectural firm that specializes in such homes. He didn’t get it the old-fashioned way by retaining Christopher Phelps & Associates LLC to develop ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

Burnett & Williams, a personal injury law firm, has opened a new office in Midlothian. The firm also has offices in Leesburg, Hopewell and Winchester. * * * John Tarley, an attorney with the law firm of Spirn, Tarley, Robinson ...

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LeClair Ryan to open an office in Boston (access required)

Richmond-based LeClair Ryan will open an office in Boston with 10 partners from the firm of Donovan Hatem LLP. Gary D. LeClair, chairman and co-founder of the Richmond firm, said LeClair Ryan and the new lawyers “have a lot of ...

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Judge denies motion to identify W&M Internet users

A Newport News federal district judge yesterday denied an ex parte discovery motion filed by music companies seeking to discover the names of seven Internet users at The College of William and Mary the companies allege violated copyright laws by ...

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Challenge to fees filed in Henrico County

An early test of the constitutionality of Virginia’s civil remedial fees for abusive drivers could come as early as July 24 in Henrico General District Court. Attorneys Craig Cooley and Esther Windmueller have filed a writ of prohibition seeking to ...

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In Memoriam: Thomas D. Taylor

Warsaw lawyer Thomas D. Taylor died of cancer July 6. He was 72. Mr. Taylor was the first black lawyer in the town, according to his family, and he served Warsaw and Richmond County for more than 30 years, they ...

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In Memoriam: Herman T. Benn

Retired Suffolk lawyer Herman T. Benn passed away on June 29 at the age of 95. in 1962 Mr. Benn won a case in which the U.S. Supreme Court declared segregation of courtrooms to be unconstitutional. The Suffolk News-Herald has ...

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In Memoriam: Eugene Derryberry

Roanoke business lawyer Eugene E. Derryberry died on July 5 after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 64. Colleagues remembered him as a mentor who loved teaching the younger lawyers at his firm, Gentry Locke Rakes and Moore. ...

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