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Monthly Archives: August 2007

Former governor’s son pleads guilty

Lawrence D. Wilder Jr., son of the Richmond mayor and former governor, pleaded guilty today to two misdemeanor counts related to his role as treasurer of his father’s gubernatorial campaign fund. Richmond Circuit Judge Walter W. Stout III sentenced Larry ...

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Game on? Judge not happy over discovery

Pretrial discovery can be a matter of strategy, and some lawyers even approach it as a game. But one circuit judge in Norfolk isn’t pleased with what he saw as game-playing in a medical-malpractice case. In Oakley v. Warren, Judge ...

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Suit takes aim at driver ‘fees,’ transportation plan

A group of anti-tax conservative activists filed a lawsuit yesterday in Richmond Circuit Court, challenging the state’s new scheme of “abusive driver” fees and the transportation plan passed by the 2007 General Assembly, reports The Associated Press. The 25-page, 13-count ...

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Administrative – Utility Regulation – Telecomm Competition – Incentive Rate (access required)

A district court erred in reversing the North Carolina Utilities Commission’s determination under the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, 47 U.S.C. Sect. 252(d)(3), that the value of an incumbent telecommunications provider’s incentive offers to subscribers, such as gift cards and ...

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Civil Procedure – Contract – Limitations – Pleading – Md. Law (access required)

The en banc 4th Circuit holds that a Maryland district court erred in applying Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(c) pleading rules to dismiss a federal lobbyist’s amended complaint as violating, on its face, Maryland’s three-year statute of limitations; we conclude ...

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Civil Rights – Disabled Student – IDEA – IEP – Identifying School (access required)

The 4th Circuit denies rehearing and rehearing en banc in this case in which it earlier held that a defendant school board’s individualized education program for a middle-school student who suffered from Asperger Syndrome and related learning disabilities failed to ...

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