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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Negligence – Airport Wheelchair Request – Amendment – Wrongful Death (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies plaintiff administrator’s motion to amend her complaint and for continuance of the trial in this suit alleging negligence in failing to respond to an elderly woman’s request for wheelchair transport at an airport, allegedly ...

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Bankruptcy – Cell Phone Business – Asset Transfer (access required)

Given the “bizarre ways” in which the family that operated debtor business lent money to each other, a Richmond U.S. District Court says it’s “plausible” that appellant family member and debtor understood that they had an open, rolling account of ...

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Civil Procedure – Settlement Enforcement – Wrongful Death Claim – Va. Law (access required)

The widow and surviving sons of an Iraqi citizen who was fatally shot in Iraq by a drunken independent contractor for defendant Blackwater cannot obtain federal court review of their settlement agreement, by virtue of the parties’ agreement that Virginia ...

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Civil Procedure – Partial Appeal – Consulting Fee Contract (access required)

A consultant who won a $230,400 breach of contract judgment can enforce that judgment, while appealing the portion of the judgment that denied him additional consulting fees, and the Alexandria U.S. District Court denies defendant’s motion to stay execution of ...

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Economy creates a nightmare for valuation cases (access required)

Divorce is hard enough – but the economy is making it worse. The current situation is creating huge problems in divorce cases that require valuation of a closely held corporation, partnership or other business. James Gross, a family law practitioner ...

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Criminal – Aggravated Identity Theft – ‘Knowing’ Possession – Retroactive Effect (access required)

In an apparent first-impression decision, a Newport News U.S. District Court retroactively applies the requirement that a defendant “knowingly” possess identification belonging to another for aggravated identity theft, announced in May 2009, and vacates defendant’s conviction under 18 U.S.C. § ...

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Computing in the cloud: A coming tech trend (access required)

You are going to be hearing a lot about cloud computing over the next few years. More and more of us have clients or work for companies that use some form of cloud computing, and some law firms use it, ...

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