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Monthly Archives: August 2007

Road improvements a concern around Smith Mountain Lake (access required)

MONETA—In his 14 years here, Bill Meir has witnesses many changes to Smith Mountain Lake. One thing he can’t remember changing: the roads. Meir’s not alone. Officials from Appalachian Power Co., local and state governments agree that improving the roads ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On July 19, 2007, the Sixth District Committee of the Virginia State Bar imposed a public admonition with terms on Fredericksburg lawyer Michael J. George. According to the VSB, the committee found that George violated the Rules of Professional Conduct ...

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The Weekly Recap (access required)

Editor’s Note: The following selected stories appeared in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly Daily E-Mail Alert from Aug. 6 to Aug. 9. The originating source of a story is indicated after the item. If you are not presently receiving this Alert, ...

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Consumer Protection – Lemon Law – VCPA – RV (access required)

A couple who purchased a 2005 Mandalay model recreational vehicle with a three-year “bumper to bumper” warranty can sue Four Winds International, who built the RV that allegedly suffered multiple defects, under the Virginia Lemon Law, but plaintiff buyers’ claim ...

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Municipal – Bid- Rigging – RICO – Criminal Case – Collateral Estoppel (access required)

In this civil RICO action in which Buchanan County seeks damages from the participants in a bid-rigging and bribery scheme involving federal contracts for flood recovery, the plaintiff government can use the doctrine of collateral estoppel to preclude certain defendants ...

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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Retaliation – Prior Suit (access required)

Although plaintiff contends defendant failed to hire him after he filed an EEOC complaint alleging retaliation when defendant earlier did not hire plaintiff after learning he had sued his previous employer, the Louisa County school system, plaintiff has no evidence ...

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Insurance – Life Insurance Policy – ERISA (access required)

A woman who is suing defendant insurance company for its alleged negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud in connection with its failure to pay life insurance proceeds following the death of plaintiff’s son, who allegedly arranged for continuation of ...

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Employment Discrimination – Romanian National Origin – Age (access required)

A 68-year-old pro se plaintiff born in Romania who alleges age and national origin discrimination loses his Title VII discrimination suit because he is unable to show pretext in the employer’s decision to pay him a lower salary than coworkers ...

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