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Monthly Archives: June 2008

Immigration – Naturalization Application – Mandamus (access required)

A lawful permanent resident may not petition this Richmond U.S. District Court for a writ of mandamus to speed processing of his two-year-old application for naturalization, but the district court declines to dismiss his case and instead remands it to ...

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Richmond court awards 10K sanctions in contract case (access required)

Attorneys for Cavalier Telephone LLC knew that a default judgment had been entered against the company in Fairfax Circuit Court in May 2007 on a claim based on a Jan. 17, 2005, contract with Step 9 Software Corp. Nevertheless, they ...

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Civil Procedure – Voluntary Dismissal – Disability Discrimination (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies defendant FedEx Kinko’s Rule 60(b) motion asking the court to reconsider its dismissal without prejudice of plaintiff’s suit alleging disability discrimination in employment by defendant. The court finds the circumstances presented in this case ...

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Obituaries (access required)

Louise A. Halper Louise A. Halper, professor of law and director of the Frances Lewis Law Center at Washington and Lee University, died June 21 in New Jersey from complications following surgery. She was 63. Professor Halper joined the W&L ...

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Bankruptcy – Mortgage Loans – Co-Debtor Stay – Retroactive Annulment (access required)

In this litigation involving a foreclosure sale of debtor’s residence without first obtaining relief from the automatic stay in bankruptcy with regard to debtor’s husband, who had signed a deed of trust but was not an obligor on the note, ...

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Fairfax to Rice: Should we continue Islamic school lease? (access required)

FAIRFAX—Fairfax County supervisors are asking Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to determine whether they should continue leasing property to a private Islamic school. The request comes amid controversy about the Islamic Saudi Academy’s teaching materials. One review by a federal ...

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4th Circuit upholds conviction over lie to grand jury (access required)

A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a man who lied to a federal grand jury about his training with a Pakistani militant group. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also unanimously upheld ...

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Alzheimer’s patient dies from sepsis, gangrene – Confidential Settlement (access required)

A healthy 94-year-old moved into an assisted living facility in April 2005. In September 2005, a family member was called to the facility and found the resident very upset, throwing things, dehydrated and refusing to eat. The resident was taken ...

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Weicker, a U.Va. law alum, gives his files to the University (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE—Former Connecticut Sen. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. has donated his political files to the University of Virginia, where he graduated from law school 50 years ago. The U.Va. Library will open more than 1,000 boxes of the 77-year-old’s files, including ...

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Business, consumer groups back power rate hike (access required)

Several business, government and consumer groups that would be affected by Dominion Virginia Power’s proposed 18 percent rate increase endorsed the request at a State Corporation Commission hearing last week. The state’s largest utility is seeking the $1.3 billion annual ...

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