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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Search & Seizure – Warrant – Affidavit – Cocaine Distribution (access required)

A man who provided information to police about giving defendant money for a mortgage, which defendant spent without providing the mortgage, provided sufficient information to allow police to obtain a warrant, which led to the discovery of cocaine, and the ...

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Domestic Relations – Custody – Change In Circumstances (access required)

Although father contends there was not a material change in circumstances that would warrant a change from joint legal custody to sole custody to mother, the Court of Appeals upholds the custody change. Father contends the only change since the ...

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Real Estate – Contract Price – Parcel Acreage – Survey (access required)

A buyer of a nearly 2,000-acre parcel in Washington County who seeks an abatement of the $4.25 million purchase price after a field survey revealed the parcel contained only about 1,800 acres, wins $390,244 in damages, when an Abingdon U.S. ...

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Consumer Protection – Anticybersquatting Protection Act – Domain Name – Common Law Trademark (access required)

Although plaintiffs have just barely established a common law trademark right in the “Aprov” mark used for the Web site of their London introduction and escort agency, “Agency Provocateur,” an Alexandria U.S. District Court says they are not protected by ...

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Employment Discrimination – Disability – ADA – Nurse’s Allergy (access required)

A nurse who alleges she asked defendant state hospital to change its detergent after she suffered a severe respiratory allergic reaction to a chemical in the hospital’s detergent, has stated a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a magistrate ...

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Civil Procedure – Discovery – Sanctions – Attorney’s Fees (access required)

Defendants who have acted in bad faith in failing to provide certain financial materials in discovery in plaintiff’s efforts to enforce a Florida judgment face sanctions that include over $11,000 in attorney’s fees, in this decision by a Norfolk U.S. ...

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Civil Rights – Contract – Race Discrimination – § 1981 Claim – Attorney’s Fees (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court awards $1,822,743 in attorney’s fees to a minority-owned telecommunications service provider who worked as a subcontractor to defendant Dyncorp in Iraq and Afghanistan and who won $15,202,681 in compensatory and punitive damages in a suit ...

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Forestalling Foreclosure (access required)

As the avalanche of home foreclosures in Virginia shows no sign of abating, legal aid lawyers have revamped their practices to help people try to hang on to their homes. The Virginia Poverty Law Center will devote three sessions to ...

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Civil Rights – Contract – Race Discrimination – § 1981 Claim (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court refuses to set aside a jury verdict of $15 million for a minority-owned telecommunications service provider who worked as a subcontractor to defendant Dyncorp in Iraq and Afghanistan and who alleged Dyncorp violated 42 U.S.C. ...

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