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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Labor – FLSA – Overtime Pay – Civilian Contractors (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses this action for breach of contract and for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act filed by Iraqi-born civilian contractors hired by defendant companies to perform translation services, as plaintiffs’ alleged services were ...

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Consumer Protection – Foreclosure – Limitations (access required)

A homeowner’s post-foreclosure claims against defendant lender for violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, The Virginia Consumer Real Estate Settlement Protection Act, the federal Truth in Lending Act and under various state tort theories, all are time-barred, an ...

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Insurance – Policy Coverage – Sprinkler System – Duty To ‘Maintain’ (access required)

Predicting how a Virginia state court would rule, an Alexandria U.S. District Court says a warehouse owner that leased the property to a coffee company has coverage for fire loss, despite the insurance carrier’s claims that the owner breached a ...

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Insurance – Auto Policy – Corporate Merger – Certification Order – W.Va. Law (access required)

The 4th Circuit certifies to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals a question of insurance law and corporate law involving auto liability coverage for an employee’s traffic accident after a corporate merger. The 4th Circuit certifies the following question: ...

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Criminal – Sentencing – Violent Felony – ACCA – Assault (access required)

The 4th Circuit vacates defendant’s sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act because the district court erred in relying on documents filed in Maryland state court to determine that a prior state conviction for second-degree assault qualified as a “violent ...

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Seizure disorder caused by injuries from collision – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was the driver of a light pickup truck. The defendant turned left in front of the plaintiff, resulting in a nearly head-on collision. There was severe damage to the front end of both vehicles. Police and EMS personnel responded ...

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Judicial mentor swears in MacBride

Neil H. MacBride was formally sworn in today as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia by Senior U.S. District Judge Henry C. Morgan Jr., a judge for whom he clerked 17 years ago in Norfolk. Another former boss, ...

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Gloucester citizens take it to the Supremes

A group of 40 Gloucester County residents, eager to test an award of sanctions for seeking the ouster of local officials, finally has a case on the docket at the Supreme Court of Virginia. As reported by the Daily Press ...

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Woman hit by bus wins $8M (access required)

Just after a jury awarded her $8 million for injuries she suffered when a bus struck her in a crosswalk, Meikiu Lo walked across the street and went back to her job as a research librarian at the State Library ...

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Norfolk court rules on ‘legal notice’ issue

A newspaper that wants to publish legal notices does not need a court order, a Norfolk Circuit Court ruled today in In Re: Dow Jones & Co. Newspapers that meet the requirements of Va. Code § 8.01-324(A) may publish legal ...

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