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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Attorneys – Contempt – Appellate Disbarment – Fine (access required)

The Court of Appeals holds a Suffolk lawyer in contempt of court for repeatedly ignoring the court’s orders, and fines her $1,000 and bars her from practicing in the Court of Appeals. On Jan. 8, 2009, the chief judge of ...

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Bankruptcy – Settlement Proceeds – Constructive Trusts (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. Bankruptcy Court denies a Chapter 7 trustee’s motion to overturn the court’s earlier decision granting plaintiffs Marra Design Associates Inc. and Lund & Co. Inventions LLC. constructive trusts in portions of settlement proceeds held by the trustee ...

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Bankruptcy – Asset Determination – Tort Claims (access required)

Claims for malicious prosecution and abuse of process filed by debtors, a husband and wife, in West Virginia state court and removed to this Roanoke U.S. Bankruptcy Court are not property of the bankruptcy estate, the court says, but debtors’ ...

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Bankruptcy – Real Estate – Deed Description – Bona Fide Purchaser (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. Bankruptcy Court says a creditor has stated a counterclaim request for a declaration that a deed of trust encumbers two parcels free and clear of the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee’s interest, as the lender’s claim that a ...

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Commission has standards, no complaints of violations (access required)

SALEM—The Virginia Indigent Defense Commission, the group that oversees public defenders and court-appointed attorneys in Virginia, has standards of practice that lawyers must follow. The commission has a complaint system in place, allowing a client unhappy with his representation to ...

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Bankruptcy – Stay – Specific Performance – Payment By Non-Debtor (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. Bankruptcy Court denies a lender’s motion for specific performance of an alleged agreement by debtor reached by the parties in open court. Following entry of the order withdrawing the lender’s objection to confirmation of debtor’s Chapter 13 ...

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AG McDonnell to resign to campaign full-time (access required)

Virginia Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell is resigning this month to focus on his Republican campaign for governor. McDonnell announced his resignation in an e-mail to office employees shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday. He said Feb. 20 will be his ...

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Environmental – Clean Water Act – Fill Material – Wetlands (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court denies the motion for summary judgment filed by third-party defendant TRBC Ministries LLC on a complaint seeking to hold TRBC primarily liable for any violation of the Clean Water Act at a particular site. The ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Dec. 12, 2008, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the law license of Lindsey Owen Sutherland of Fairfax for 30 days for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, and declining or terminating representation. According to the ...

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