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Monthly Archives: October 2007

Civil Procedure – Joinder – Necessary Parties – Mortgage Refinancing (access required)

In this action arising from a consolidation and refinancing mortgage loan transaction in December 2005 for an Arlington property owned by plaintiff and his wife, the district court grants plaintiff’s motion to join his wife as party plaintiff and to ...

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Insurance – Umbrella Policy – Mold Remediation – Builder's Sub (access required)

In a residential builder’s law suit seeking indemnification for costs to remediate mold damage to a construction project covered by the policy, the carrier that issued a commercial umbrella policy wins summary judgment in the builder’s suit for coverage. During ...

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Intellectual Property – Attorney's Fees – Copyright & Patent Claims (access required)

A plaintiff who lost his suit seeking damages for copyright infringement by defendant NTP must pay defendant attorney’s fees of $36,899.57 under 17 U.S.C. Sect. 505, but his loss on his request to be joined as owner in six patents ...

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Builder can't tap insurance for costs of mold remediation (access required)

A Northern Virginia builder won’t be able to recover all its costs for remediating mold damage at a townhouse development it built in Gaithersburg, Md. The townhome project, erected in 1999-2000, developed problems immediately with mold on wooden trusses and ...

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Tort Claim fund is not insurance (access required)

The $100,000 available for personal injury under the Virginia Tort Claims Act is not insurance and cannot be considered as a credit against underinsured motorist coverage, a King William County judge has ruled in a case of apparent first impression. ...

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Study panel: Reorganize magistrates into 7 regions (access required)

A study group is recommending reorganization of the magistrate system from judicial districts to seven regions supervised by the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia. The reorganization also would require all magistrates to have a ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

Michael R. Katchmark of the law firm of Willcox & Savage has been recognized as the 2007 Volunteer of the Year by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Chesapeake Division. Katchmark is currently the vice chair of governmental affairs for ...

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Company ?overreached' in trying to enforce secrecy pact (access required)

Don’t you feel dumb when you click on the wrong address in the “To:” field in your e-mail program and send a message to the wrong person? Brian Groskopf must feel not only dumb but beleaguered—and rightly so, insists his ...

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