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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Hostile Environment – Policewoman – Vicarious Liability (access required)

A magistrate judge for the Richmond U.S. District Court denies defendant city’s motion to be dismissed from a policewoman’s Title VII suit alleging hostile work environment; because the harassing conduct alleged in the complaint was effectuated by a supervisor, vicarious ...

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Real Estate – Commercial Lease – Extension – ‘Procuring Cause’ (access required)

After a bench trial in plaintiff real estate agency’s contract action against defendant medical building, alleging defendant refused to pay commissions following consummation of a commercial leasing deal, an Alexandria U.S. District Court holds for defendant Potomac Medical Building LLC ...

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Administrative – Vessel Endorsement – Coast Guard – Collateral Order (access required)

In this appeal by the U.S. Coast Guard, the 4th Circuit says the district court erred in rejecting the agency’s interpretation of the regulatory scheme governing issuance of coastwise endorsements to vessels, for participation in nautical trade between points in ...

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Ex-sheriff pleads to RICO charge

Former Page County Sheriff Danny Presgraves admitted to obstruction of justice and misuse of inmate labor before U.S. District Judge Glen Conrad Friday morning in Harrisonburg. Presgraves faces up to 20 years in prison on the federal racketeering charge, and ...

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The VLW Quick 10: Cases about food (access required)

You eat every day, contemplating only digestion, not litigation. Yet there has been a steady stream of lawsuits over food since the earliest reported cases. Here are a few of more recent vintage, all from Virginia: 1. Buckshot in the ...

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Ex-sheriff making a plea deal

Former Page County Sheriff Danny Presgraves is expected to plead guilty to some of the charges against him in a wide-ranging indictment that included allegations of public corruption and sexual assault. The Roanoke Times reports a plea hearing is set ...

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Judge hospitalized after crash

Franklin County General District Judge George Jones is being treated after being involved in a car crash this afternoon in Rocky Mount, reports The Franklin News-Post . A county medical director told the paper that Jones appeared in “critical condition” ...

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Grey named leader of diversity group

Robert J. Grey Jr., a partner at Richmond-based Hunton & Williams LLP and a former president of the American Bar Association, has been named interim executive director of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. The council, formed in May, is ...

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Financial planner part of Vick bankruptcy plan

Saying quarterback Michael Vick has proven incapable of properly managing his money, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank Santoro has ordered Vick to hire a personal financial planner to manage his football earnings. The condition is part of a plan approved today ...

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Gas station resists price gouging claim

For the first time, a Virginia gas station has refused to settle a claim by the state that it overcharged customers during a hurricane emergency. The attorney general’s office today announced it has filed suit against Main Street Citgo in ...

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