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Monthly Archives: December 2007

Virginia gets perfect score for preparedness (access required)

Virginia received a perfect score on a report released last week that ranks how well states have prepared for public health emergencies. Virginia was among just seven states that performed adequately in each of the 10 categories measured in the ...

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Criminal – Ineffective Assistance – Co- Defendant Interview (access required)

A defendant’s lawyer did not provide constitutionally ineffective assistance of counsel when he did not interview defendant’s co-defendant, who had his own lawyer and gave an indication he would be willing to waive his Fifth Amendment right to talk to ...

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Bankruptcy – Fee Disgorgement – Default Judgment – Unauthorized Practice (access required)

A defendant who advertises his services as a bankruptcy advisor online at www.allexperts.com, and who has assisted a Norfolk debtor with advice and preparation of numerous bankruptcy documents in exchange for fees, has engaged in unauthorized practice of law and ...

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Immigration – Municipal – County Resolution – Immigration Status Inquiry – Standing (access required)

The district court grants Prince William County’s motion to dismiss plaintiffs’ action challenging the county’s passage of a resolution directing local police officers to inquire into an individual’s immigration status when that person is otherwise lawfully detained for a violation ...

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Contract – School Contract – Subcontractor Delay – Liquidated Damages (access required)

An excavation subcontractor owes $50,000 in liquidated damages to the prime contractor for the sub’s delay in completion of a building pad for school construction, a material breach of contract, plus damages incurred by the prime contractor when it hired ...

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SEC e-filing confers venue in fraud case (access required)

A Las Vegas executive faces a federal criminal charge in Alexandria alleging that he inflated figures in a federal reporting form filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The defendant, CEO of a software company, said there was no venue ...

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Judge: Contempt motion on support issue must be signed by a lawyer (access required)

Staff members of the Virginia Division of Child Support Enforcement no longer are signing motions to hold in contempt parents who are delinquent in their support obligations. The decision to abandon the practice was made after Kimberly J. Daniel, a ...

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Hanover's Alderman won't seek new term (access required)

Hanover County Circuit Judge John Richard Alderman apparently will retire next month rather than seek reelection to a second eight-year term. Alderman was the only one of 41 judges up for reappointment who did not appear before a joint committee ...

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#27 – Confidential (access required)

$1 million Type of Case: Personal injury, motor vehicle collision Court: Norfolk Circuit Court Attorney: O.L. “Buz” Gilbert Summary: Plaintiff’s vehicle was rear-ended by an uninsured motorist while he was working for his employer. His back was broken, and he ...

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#27 – Arnold v. Convalescent Care Center (access required)

$1 million Type of Case: Medical malpractice, nursing home care, fraud Court: Smyth County Circuit Court Attorney: Robert W. Carter Jr. Summary: An 80-year-old woman with dementia fell and broke her wrist after being allowed to walk out the front ...

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