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Monthly Archives: September 2007

VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On August 17, 2007, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the law license of Brian Lee Leslie of Alexandria. According to the VSB, Leslie converted $133,534 from his trust account to his own use. Leslie consented to the revocation.

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Cause of neck pain, headaches disputed in rear-end accident – $1,062.08 Verdict (access required)

This case involved a rear-end collision which was deemed low-impact by the defendant but high-impact by the plaintiff. The plaintiff had just had a second back surgery, which failed, two weeks prior to the accident. The plaintiff complained of persistent ...

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Court finds lack of diligence in serving Maryland defendant (access required)

The initial accident occurred on Sept. 21, 2001. Two years later, the plaintiff filed a motion for judgment but never requested service. In November 2005, the plaintiff non-suited the case, and on March 24, 2006, the plaintiff re-filed case and ...

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Low-impact rear ender results in disputed injury – $1,500 Verdict (access required)

After a low-impact, rear-end collision in which the defendant admitted liability, the plaintiff complained primarily of back pain at trial. The evidence was undisputed that the plaintiff had a complicated medical history involving her back, neck, shoulder and hip. The ...

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UIM coverage applies to ?operators' – $200,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiffs in this auto insurance declaratory judgment action were an adult son and his two parents. The son maintained a residence separate from his parents, but purchased an automobile for them and added them to his auto policy, which ...

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Employment – Contract – Noncompete – Credit Card Executive (access required)

Where a former Capital One executive who went to work for competitor HSBC in Portland, Ore., is being sued for violation of a noncompete in the Intellectual Property Protection Agreement the executive signed with Capital One, the district court denies ...

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Employment Discrimination – Equal Pay – Military Newspapers – Start- Up Publisher (access required)

Although defendant, a military newspaper publisher, contends it paid plaintiff, a female employee who served as general manager and start-up publisher for several company operations, less than male comparators because of her lesser credentials, lower previous salaries and lesser financial ...

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Creditor's Rights – Auto Dealer Floor Financing – Contract – Fraud (access required)

Although plaintiff used car dealer contends it only had car buyers execute three originals of their purchase contracts because its antiquated copier could not accept paper large enough to make a copy of the entire contract, by producing multiple originals ...

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Insurance – Duty To Defend – Bad Faith Claim – Attorney's Fees (access required)

Where a contractor on a stair construction project in U.Va. student housing was asked to correct defects allegedly attributable to the plaintiff, who is a concrete component subcontractor, and the sub’s insurance carrier denied coverage for the contractor’s claim against ...

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