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Monthly Archives: December 2008

Contract – Government – False Claims Act – Qui Tam Suit (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court denies the motion of a nurse who filed a qui tam suit alleging defendant health care corporation engaged in Medicare fraud at the geriatric/psychiatric unit of a hospital in Kingsport, Tenn., asking the Abingdon court ...

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Employment – ERISA – Attorney’s Fees – Exhaustion

A plaintiff who won his ERISA case cannot bill for time spent exhausting administrative remedies, but the Charlottesville U.S. District Court refuses to categorically condemn “block billing” or “lumping of time entries.” McIntyre v. Aetna Life Ins. Co. (USDC-WD) (VLW ...

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ICE agents will use video to screen Fairfax jail inmates

The Washington Post reports that ICE agents will use video equipment at the Fairfax jail to interview and screen illegal immigrants for possible deportation. The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office had recently been rejected by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ...

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AG discourages “chemical trespass” laws

An opinion by Virginia’s attorney general may cast a shadow over so-called “chemical trespass” ordinances being considered by localities for protection against uranium mining. “It is my opinion that a Virginia locality may not enact an ordinance that preempts or ...

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Woman defrauds financier by falsifying invoices – $709,920.19 Verdict (access required)

Brenda Wood was the principal in a business that installed cable for cable television. The Tignors began factoring her accounts. Wood falsified invoices causing the Tignors to advance her or her company $709,920.19. Summary judgment was granted to the Tignors ...

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