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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Corporate – Stock Agreement Breach – Limitations – Laches (access required)

The former manager of defendant’s military defense electronics division, who gave up most of his company stock to settle employer’s claims arising from the manager’s theft of $12,000 in equipment the manager took with him when he returned to China ...

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Traffic Offenses – DUI – Passenger Death – Reckless Driving (access required)

A 12-month sentence for a woman convicted of DUI after an accident that caused the death of a passenger is reasonable, and an Abingdon U.S. District Court accepts the magistrate judge’s recommendation to sentence defendant for both failing to maintain ...

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Contract – Cattle Purchase – Packers & Stockyards Act (access required)

In this suit by plaintiff Abingdon Livestock Exchange Inc. seeking recovery of the sales price and other damages for cattle sold to defendant buyers, an Abingdon U.S. District Court finds both defendant corporation and its president are liable for the ...

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Criminal – Sentencing – Restitution – Business – Drug Crimes (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court says the family business that employed two drug conspiracy defendants can qualify for restitution under the federal Victim & Witness Protection Act of 1982 for embezzlement of company funds to buy drugs, even though defendants ...

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Administrative – Virginia ABC Laws – Injunction – Adult Entertainment (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court partially grants plaintiff’s request for a temporary injunction, and enjoins enforcement of Virginia ABC statutes and regulations that require performers at adult entertainment venues to be “reasonably separated” from patrons. In 2007, the Norfolk U.S. ...

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Administrative – Virginia ABC Laws – Adult Entertainment – Amended Complaint (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court allows plaintiff adult entertainment establishment to amend its complaint alleging that Virginia ABC statutes and regulations governing liquor licenses are unconstitutional. Defendants appear to make three arguments that the court should deny leave to amend ...

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Criminal – Sentencing – Extradition Treaty (access required)

A defendant who was extradited from Costa Rica and convicted for conspiracy to grow marijuana has his sentencing hearing continued by a Norfolk U.S. District Court, who wants to hear from a representative of the government of Costa Rica on ...

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Negligence – Auto Accident – Physician Testimony (access required)

In this auto-accident p.i. suit, a Richmond U.S. District Magistrate Judge denies defendants’ motion to exclude portions of testimony from plaintiff’s treating physician, because defendants have not shown they were prejudiced by a failure to produce an expert witness report ...

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Criminal – Sentencing – Drug Conspiracy – Informant Murder – Suspect (access required)

Where there was sharply conflicting evidence of a drug conspiracy defendant’s involvement in the murder of a government informant who made a controlled buy from defendant, a member of Richmond’s Brick Yard Boys gang, a Richmond U.S. District Court declines ...

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