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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Obituary (access required)

Robert B. Spencer Jr. Robert B. Spencer Jr., a retired general district judge in the 10th Judicial District, died Oct. 17. A native of Buckingham County, Judge Spencer served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1947 and graduated from ...

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Insurance – Policy Coverage – Tractor-Trailer Accident – ‘Insured’ – MCS-90 (access required)

In light of the statutory and regulatory framework behind the MCS-90 endorsement for accident coverage for a trailer involved in a 2005 car-tractor-trailer accident in Loudoun County, an Alexandria U.S. District Court rejects the p.i. plaintiff’s suit seeking coverage for ...

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Criminal – Money Laundering – U.S Congressman – ‘Proceeds’ (access required)

At the close of the government’s case in chief against Congressman William J. Jefferson for bribery, RICO, money laundering and wire fraud, an Alexandria U.S. District Court denied his motion for judgment of acquittal on the 16 counts in the ...

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Communication among doctors, nurses at issue in death – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, a 69-year-old man, was visiting his family from his native country of India when he fell on June 2, 2006, and fractured his left femur. He was treated in the emergency department with IV fluids, pain medication and ...

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Criminal – Bribery – Wire Fraud – U.S Congressman – Internal E-Mail (access required)

In the prosecution of Congressman William J. Jefferson for bribery, RICO, money laundering and wire fraud, an Alexandria U.S. District Court excludes as an exhibit an e-mail forwarded to a former employee of the congressman from a State Department employee ...

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Banks & Banking – Certificates Of Deposit – Payout – Presentment (access required)

A bank cannot rebut a customers’ claim for payment based upon presentment of three CDs purchased in 1995 and discovered in a home safe in 2008, by claiming the customers’ teenage son must have cashed in the CDs, and plaintiff ...

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Civil Procedure – Corporate Plaintiff – Pro Se Status (access required)

The president of a corporation who alleges copyright violations related to her company’s software for the Virginia Criminal Codes Database System cannot bring a pro se action on behalf of the corporation, and a Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses her ...

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Civil Procedure – Venue – Immigration – Status Adjustment (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court transfers venue to the District of Nebraska in this administrative appeal against the Department of Homeland Security arising from an application for adjustment of immigration status. In his amended complaint, plaintiff requests that the court ...

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Mass reported as benign, later found to be malignant – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff detected a lump in her right breast that also was identified by mammogram. The defendant obstetrician/gynecologist identified it as a palpable 2cm mass, performed a fine needle aspiration (FNA) and ordered a breast ultrasound. The lab reported that ...

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Labor – Contract – Pilots’ Union – Grievance (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants defendant airlines’ motion to dismiss a complaint by a pilots’ union alleging that the Railway Labor Act requires defendants to create a multi-carrier board of adjustment to hear grievances relating to flow-through rights for ...

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