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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Employment Discrimination – Age – OWBPA – Standing (access required)

Plaintiff employees, who allege defendant Anthem health plans systematically discriminated against older workers by discharging them on pretextual bases while retaining younger employees, lack standing to sue under the Older Worker Benefit Protection Act because they did not sign the ...

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Debt case booted from U.S. Supreme Court (access required)

Discover Bank will have to fight its debt collection case against a Maryland woman in state court rather than federal court, a split Supreme Court has held. The 5-4 decision last week should have a significant impact on the way ...

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Virginia legal marketing group elects new board (access required)

The Virginias Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association has elected new officers and members of its board of directors. The new board members will serve until Dec. 31. They are: • Christina Llames, President, Marketing Coordinator, LeClairRyan • M. Alison Joy, President-Elect, ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Feb. 20, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the law license of Lindsey O. Sutherland of Fairfax for 45 days, effective Feb. 24, for violating disciplinary rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, declining or terminating representation, and ...

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Insurance – Crime Insurance – Application Statement – Rescission (access required)

An insurance carrier can rescind its crime policy issued to plaintiff, a homeowners’ association management company, because the firm’s founder falsely, and knowingly, answered an application question to state that bank accounts were reconciled by someone not authorized to deposit ...

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Tort – Business Torts – Government Contract – Language Services (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court says plaintiff company who worked with defendant company to locate and process persons with foreign-language skills to provide interpreter, translation and intelligence services to the federal government, can sue defendant for breach of contract, quantum ...

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Contract – Space Tourist – Contract – Conversion (access required)

A Japanese businessman who paid at least $19 million to defendant Space Adventures Inc., to arrange his passage on a Russian space flight to the International Space Station, but who allegedly was bumped from any flight, can sue the Virginia-based ...

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Attorneys – Malpractice Policy – Rescission – Application Statements (access required)

A lawyer who did not know his new partner currently was embezzling from his clients when their new firm applied for a malpractice policy, loses his own coverage when the carrier rescinds the policy for material misrepresentations, a Richmond U.S. ...

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Criminal – Court Martial – Habeas Corpus – Jurisdiction (access required)

A court-martial had jurisdiction to try this habeas petitioner as a reservist in the late 1990s for three rape offenses committed in the late 1980s, when he was on active duty, and the 4th Circuit rejects his habeas petition challenging ...

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Immigration – Voluntary Departure – Appeal Right Waiver (access required)

The 4th Circuit vacates the Board of Immigration Appeals’ dismissal of an appeal by a Guyanese citizen who accepted voluntary departure because the record does not clearly demonstrate that any waiver by petitioner, who is married to a naturalized citizen ...

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