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Monthly Archives: November 2007

Fraud – Construction Fraud – RICO – Prefabricated Buildings (access required)

Plaintiff homeowners from Virginia and several other states have not stated a RICO claim with their allegations that defendants committed consumer fraud by 1) providing plans bearing the seal of a long-dead architect for construction of prefabricated buildings on their ...

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Criminal – Espionage Act – Reciprocal Discovery (access required)

A district court denies defendants’ motion for reciprocal discovery in this prosecution of defendants for conspiracy to communicate information relating to the national defense to persons not authorized to receive it, in violation of 18 U.S.C. Sects. 793(g) and (e). ...

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Civil Rights – Search & Seizure – Claim Preclusion (access required)

A plaintiff’s civil rights suit is dismissed where he already has litigated to a final decision on the merits his claim that a police officer violated plaintiff’s civil rights when the officer, when making a routine traffic stop, asked defendant ...

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Terrence Graves takes VADA helm (access required)

When Terrence L. Graves was in high school in Southampton County, he would tell classmates that he wanted to be Virginia’s first black senator. But the more he learned about politics while earning a degree in political science at Howard ...

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$1.5 million recovered for lead paint injury from '80s (access required)

The two retired master chief petty officers must have felt as if they had been struck by the legal equivalent of lightning. They had joined forces to buy a duplex in the Park Place section of Norfolk in the mid-1980s, ...

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Santoro named bankruptcy judge (access required)

Frank J. Santoro has been named a bankruptcy judge for the Eastern District of Virginia in Norfolk, to replace David H. Adams who will retire Jan. 2, 2008, upon the completion of his term of appointment. Santoro is expected to ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

Eileen Morgan Johnson, an attorney with the law firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, has been named to the legal section council of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) & The Center of Association Leadership. She will serve a ...

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W&M law school opens new library (access required)

WILLIAMSBURG—The oldest law school in the country may be operating one of the world’s newest libraries, as the College of William & Mary’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law recently opened the doors to the Wolf Law Library. The $16.8 million state-funded ...

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Boyd-Graves debates issues about appeals (access required)

RESTON—The effect of withdrawing an appeal from general district court to circuit court should be clearly stated in state law. Appellants from juvenile and domestic relations district court should be able to appeal issues other than arrearages to circuit court ...

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