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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Negligence – Wrongful Death – Pleading – Named Defendants (access required)

Where an administrator alleges mistreatment of his brother following surgery, resulting in his brother’s death from a combination of sedatives, rough handling by police officers and a hospital security guard, and intubation of his brother notwithstanding an outstanding “Do Not ...

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Civil Procedure – Severance – Wrongful Death (access required)

In this suit by an administrator who alleges mistreatment of his brother following surgery, resulting in his brother’s death from a combination of sedatives, rough handling by police officers and a hospital security guard, and intubation of his brother notwithstanding ...

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Intellectual Property – Patent Infringement – Markman Hearing (access required)

In this patent infringement case involving an online business referral system, a Norfolk U.S. District Court has conduced a Markman hearing to construe certain terms. The ‘513 patent, “On-Line Localized Business Referral System and Revenue Generating System,” was filed in ...

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How office life in cubicles evolved (access required)

Space planning for today’s office is not as simple as it once was. Every decade has offered new recommendations on how best to design the environment for the office worker. Germany introduced the open plan office concept in the 1970s, ...

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Civil Procedure – Record Supplement – Deposition Transcripts (access required)

In plaintiff’s consumer protection and tort suit arising out of her refinancing of her home, an Alexandria U.S. District Court denies plaintiff’s motion to supplement the record with complete transcripts of plaintiff’s two depositions. A district court may, in its ...

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Office space will reflect your firm (access required)

If you are opening a new law practice, you need to start your firm on sound financial footing. But the nature of your firm’s infrastructure — bricks and mortar, computers and software – are important too. Each element is essential, ...

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Consumer Protection – Home Refinance – Rescission Notice – Reliance (access required)

In plaintiff’s consumer protection and tort suit arising out of her refinancing of her home, an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants defendant settlement company summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim for violations of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Count I asserts ...

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Lawyers seeking jobs in overhauled magistrate system (access required)

Proponents of higher standards and better training and management for state magistrates won approval of a new structure for the system in the 2008 General Assembly. They were fearful, however, that the failure of the legislature to approve what they ...

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Corporate – Derivation Action – Substitute Plaintiff – Federal Agency (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants the motion of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, acting as conservator of Freddie Mac pursuant to the Housing & Economic Recovery Act of 2008, to be substituted as plaintiff for three groups of shareholders ...

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Ex-Rep. Jefferson is convicted of bribery (access required)

A federal jury in Alexandria convicted former Louisiana Congressman William J. Jefferson last week of 11 of 16 charges related to bribery, racketeering and money laundering. Jefferson faces a maximum penalty of 150 years in prison when U.S. District Judge ...

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