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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Employment Discrimination – Age – Nursing Coordinator (access required)

A district court grants summary judgment to defendant nursing home who contends it fired the 62-year-old plaintiff from her position as nursing care coordinator for the residents not because of her age, but because of her inability to interact constructively ...

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Consumer Protection – Fair Credit Reporting Act – Class Action (access required)

In this consumer protection action under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. Sects. 1681a, the district court grants in part plaintiffs’ motion to certify a class based on alleged violation of Sect. 1681k, which requires that, when a consumer ...

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How to … Lease the right office space (access required)

Looking for new office space for your firm? The process of leasing space for most businesses begins with choosing a commercial real estate broker. “A good broker can advise you properly,” said Steve Woods, director of leasing and acquisition for ...

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Judges cannot defer judgment without OK of Assembly (access required)

The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled last week that trial judges lack the authority to defer judgment in criminal cases in the absence of express direction by the General Assembly. The issue long has been a source of contention among ...

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Access granted: Wife can override passwords (access required)

circuit court can allow a computer forensic expert to access password-protected data a wife says will prove fault grounds for divorce, under Virginia’s computer trespass statute and general discovery rules. In a case of first impression, a Fairfax circuit judge ...

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Chesterfield jury returns $1.5M for leg injury (access required)

A Chesterfield County circuit court jury has awarded $1.5 million to a young man who sustained serious right-leg injuries in a Dinwiddie County car crash. At the time of the collision, Troy Ingraham, 27, worked as a route salesman for ...

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Lease language imposes higher duty on landlord (access required)

A Richmond judge has ruled that a provision included in many residential leases can be the basis of a negligence per se claim by a tenant in a lead poisoning case. Circuit Judge T.J. Markow acknowledged that a landlord owes ...

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Law firm hit with $250K verdict for ?interference' (access required)

A Richmond-based law firm has been hit with a verdict of more than $250,000 for tortious interference with contract. Although the jury’s verdict came down in February, Norfolk Circuit Judge Charles E. Poston Jr. only recently resolved post-trial motions, and ...

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Bars review candidates for Supreme Court seat (access required)

The judicial nominations committee of the Virginia State Bar has found nine candidates, including four judges of the Virginia Court of Appeals, to be highly qualified to fill the Supreme Court of Virginia vacancy created by the retirement of Justice ...

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