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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Alexandria’s Pessoa retires as city attorney

The Alexandria Gazette Packet profiles Ignacio Pessoa, who retired Dec. 31 after 22 years of service to the city, including 14 years as city attorney.

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Federal sex offender law overturned

A law allowing civil committment of “sexually dangerous” inmates is unconstitutional, according to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

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Gloucester citizens are lawyer shopping

A group of Gloucester County citizens is trying to find the right combination of attorneys to fight for residents who have been ordered to pay attorney’s fees after challenging elected officials. The Daily Press has more.

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Real Estate – Foreclosure – Power Of Attorney

Although wife claims that prior to their divorce, she revoked the power of attorney given to her husband, who used the power of attorney to take out two loans from defendant bank secured by wife’s real estate, under Va. Code ...

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Contract – Accounting Firm Purchase – Due Diligence

Defendant buyers of an accounting business, sued on their $145,000 promissory note, lose on summary judgment their counterclaim alleging fraud based on claims that plaintiff sellers failed to make disclosures and impeded buyers’ efforts to perform due diligence on the ...

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Councilman guilty of assault

A Winchester city councilman was found guilty yesterday of assault and battery. According to The Northern Virginia Daily, the charge stemmed from an incident at Inn at Little Washington in December of 2007. During an altercation, Jeffrey B. “Jeff” Buettner allegedly struck ...

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He left his heart in Katy, Texas

A Texas appellate court has upheld $250,000 in sanctions against a hospital that apparently misplaced the heart of a patient who died while being treated for kidney stones. The patient’s family sued Christus St. Catherine Hospital in Katy for malpractice.  ...

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Ponzi penalties upheld

Before Bernard Madoff, there was Terry Dowdell. Dowdell began operating his Ponzi scheme in 1998, through his Vavasseur Corporation. The feds began investigating in 2001, Vavasseur went into receivership and Dowdell’s asserts were frozen. He pleaded guilty to securities and ...

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Murder defendant takes a powder, again

A Hanover County judge will have to decide what to do about a Mechanicsville man who collapsed and was hospitalized for the second time while on trial for the killing of his girlfriend. It was March when Derek Burkhead first ...

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