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Monthly Archives: October 2007

Civil Rights – Removal Of Children – Mother's Alleged Threat (access required)

A woman who allegedly indicated to her life coach at a counseling center that she wanted to harm her two children and herself loses on summary judgment her tort and contract suit against the life coach, the counseling center and ...

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Attorneys – Attorney's Fees – Fraudulent Claims Act (access required)

After consideration of defendant foundation’s revised motion for attorney’s fees that reduces its request to account for work on “mixed claims” that included both state law claims and the claims under the Fraudulent Claims Act on which defendant foundation prevailed, ...

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Criminal – Voluntariness Of Statement – Immigration – Sham Marriage (access required)

A Russian national arrested after she participated in a sham marriage ceremony with an undercover agent loses her motion to suppress her statement given to police. Her statement will not be suppressed for unreasonable delay because the statement was voluntarily ...

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Contract – Directory Advertising – Promised Placement (access required)

A publishing company’s suit against a plumbing business for nine months of unpaid monthly fees for directory advertising may proceed but the plumbing business’s counterclaim for breach of contract for the directory’s alleged failure to provide preferred placement for the ...

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Contract – Legal Fees – Indemnification – Merger (access required)

Plaintiffs, former officers and directors of defendant’s predecessor in interest, Southern Financial Bank, are entitled to legal fees incurred in a federal criminal investigation of plaintiffs’ actions while employed by S.F. Bank, and the bank’s failure to advance the legal ...

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Creditor's Rights – Home Foreclosure – RICO Claim – Pattern (access required)

Plaintiff homeowners who allege they were defrauded by defendants who led them to believe they were avoiding foreclosure by obtaining a second mortgage, when they actually had transferred ownership into a land trust, have their RICO claim dismissed because they ...

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Search & Seizure – Reasonable Suspicion – Seizure – 'Hanging Out' (access required)

A defendant was seized when two police officers approached defendant and his companion “hanging out” near a convenience store and the first officer told defendant’s companion to come back because they needed to talk to him, and the second officer ...

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How to…choose the right accounting firm (access required)

If you need to change accountants, focus on the reasons why. According to Mark Meinberg, managing partner for a Long Island-based accounting firm, the reasons you’re looking to change should guide you in your selection process. “Perhaps you felt the ...

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Communications key to brownfields redevelopment success (access required)

Brownfield redevelopment projects and sale agreement negotiations are becoming more complex and as that level of complexity expands, communications among the transaction support team has become critical. In the case of the technical consultant, general information that appears to be ...

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Husband wins $540K in p.i. suit against wife (access required)

A husband filed claims of malicious prosecution, abuse of process, defamation and infliction of emotional distress against his wife while their divorce case was pending, and a Fairfax jury has awarded him $540,000 in damages. Attorneys in the divorce and ...

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