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Monthly Archives: June 2008

Labor – ERISA – Pension Fund – Sheet Metal Union – Exit Contribution (access required)

In this dispute over a sheet metal workers union’s assessment of an “Exit Contribution” payment on defendant employer, an awning company, under a Trust Agreement allegedly executed by the parties, an Alexandria U.S. District Court declines to dismiss the union’s ...

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Court withdraws order on notice of appeal (access required)

Oops! The Supreme Court of Virginia is never so direct – or colloquial. But that appears to be what it is saying in withdrawing a published order holding that a notice of appeal is ineffective if it is filed after ...

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‘Scary’ stuff: Defaults and sanctions on the rise (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—Senior Virginia Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth B. Lacy insisted that the court is not playing “gotcha” with litigants. “We want to deal with substantive issues,” she said as a member of a panel at the Virginia State Bar annual ...

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Wiley’s GP award win is a first for government lawyers (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—This year’s Tradition of Excellence award, the annual accolade given by the Virginia State Bar’s General Practice Section, went to a man who has devoted his career to government law. In honoring Richmond lawyer Roger C. Wiley Jr., the ...

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Intellectual Property – Patent Infringement – Dialing Device – Claim Construction (access required)

In this patent litigation involving a “credit-card sized dialing device,” a Richmond U.S. District Court issues this claim construction decision that covers the disputed terms “couplable,” “credit-card sized” and “processor.” The parties have briefed the claim construction issue and the ...

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Bankruptcy – Plan Confirmation – Ch. 13 – Bad Faith (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court affirms a bankruptcy court’s dismissal of a Chapter 13 petition in which debtor husband filed an “Affidavit of Truth” in which he copied provisions of “The Unitted States Constitution” and alleged he was a “de ...

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Contract – Government Contract – False Claims Act (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses a relator’s False Claims Act claim because the plaintiff’s claim based on a false certification theory fails, as the form identified by the relator as the source of the false certification does not contain ...

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Bar groups lauded for outstanding projects (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—The Virginia State Bar’s Conference of Local Bar Associations holds an Awards of Merit competition each year to recognize outstanding public service projects conducted by local and specialty bars throughout the commonwealth. The awards given are divided into two ...

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Troutman Sanders to merge with law firm in District (access required)

Troutman Sanders LLP will merge with a Washington-based firm on Jan. 1 in a transaction that will expand the critical mass in the Atlanta firm’s D.C. office and provide a presence in the Midwest and on the West Coast. Troutman ...

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