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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Civil Procedure – Removal – Fraudulent Joinder – Internet Defamation (access required)

In this defamation action by an RV dealership against an internet Web site that carried allegedly defamatory comments about the dealership posted by several individual defendants, the Richmond U.S. District Court finds there is not complete diversity and the case ...

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2nd ‘Legal Food Frenzy’ a big success (access required)

The second annual Legal Food Frenzy produced twice as much food as the first and exceeded its goal by more than a third. The Richmond firm of Schettine & Nguyen PLC won the “Attorney General’s Cup” by raising the most ...

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Contract – Mailing List – Confidentiality – Customer Criteria (access required)

A mortgage lender whose contract with a mailing list broker included confidentiality clauses, and who suspected a former vice president fired by the lender of setting up a competing company and using the same mailing list broker, with the same ...

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Real Estate – Indemnity Bond – Interpleader – State Law Claims (access required)

In this interpleader action filed by plaintiff insurance company that provided a $100,000 indemnity bond to defendant title company, the Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses the title company’s third-party complaint against a bank that allegedly mishandled the title company’s escrow ...

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VLW Web site instruction: Verdicts and Settlements (access required)

Third in a series of articles on how to use to the new Virginia Lawyers Weekly Web site. Virginia Lawyers Weekly provides a unique and valuable service for litigators who want to know how much their cases might be worth ...

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Civil Procedure – Beer Distributor Agreement – Forum Selection – Venue (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court invalidates a forum selection clause in a distributor agreement between plaintiff Coors brewery and two New York distributors, that names the Eastern District of Virginia as the location for dispute resolution; the court transfers this ...

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Criminal – Sentencing – Supervised Release – Illegal Aliens (access required)

A U.S. District Court in Norfolk denies consolidated motions filed by three defendants, all illegal aliens, to correct their sentences under Fed. R. Crim. P. 35(a) that ordered a period of supervised release if and when each reenters the United ...

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