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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Property – Declaration Of Independence – Public Record (access required)

In this action to quiet title to a copy of the Declaration of Independence printed in July 1776, that is claimed by the State of Maine as a public record owned by the Town of Wiscasset, the Virginia Supreme Court ...

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Employment – Arbitration – Appealable Order (access required)

An employee who says she was not bound by her employer’s unilateral e-mails stating her continued employment meant she agreed to arbitrate disputes, including her defamation claim against her employer, cannot overturn an order compelling arbitration because the Virginia Uniform ...

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Contract – Accord & Satisfaction – Residential Plumbing (access required)

A homeowner’s check for partial payment of a plumber’s bill was an accord and satisfaction, even though the plumbing company crossed out the homeowner’s “Paid in Full” notation and added “No” and the balance due prior to depositing the check; ...

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Attorney gets good news, bad news (access required)

Richmond lawyer Christopher C. Spencer got some good news and some bad news in the multi-pronged litigation stemming from a blown appeal in an $8.3 million judgment against the Wintergreen ski resort. The bad news came first on Feb. 27, ...

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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Firefighter/EMT – Equitable Tolling (access required)

A woman who in 2006 was the highest ranking female in the Roanoke Fire-EMS Department loses on summary judgment her suit alleging disparate treatment, retaliation and discriminatory discharge in violation of Title VII, because the Roanoke U.S. District Court says ...

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Bankruptcy – Property Turnover Order – Ch. 13 (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court upholds a bankruptcy court’s order denying a Chapter 13 debtor’s motion for turnover of a vehicle, for which her plan payments ceased when she underwent three surgeries for cancer and lost her job, but which ...

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Consumer Protection – Anticybersquatting Act – Bank Name (access required)

A defendant who registered and used the domain name to direct traffic to a web site that offered services through “Citibank Student,” “Citibank Student Credit Card” and “Citibank Visa,” has violated provisions of the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act that protect ...

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