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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Insurance – CGL Policy – Satellite TV – Service Call – Child Molestation (access required)

Where a couple, John and Jane Doe, have brought a Virginia state court suit against Echostar, Dish Network and their service contractor for injuries arising from the service contractor technician Waters – a registered sex offender – having sexually molested ...

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Appeals court addresses ‘right result, wrong reason’ (access required)

Barely a week passed before the Virginia Court of Appeals responded to the Supreme Court of Virginia’s latest analysis of the concept of reaching the right result for the wrong reason. The Court of Appeals assumed without deciding last week ...

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Richmond airport to TSA: Where’s our reimbursement? (access required)

Richmond International Airport says it’s waiting for the Transportation Security Administration to reimburse $3.6 million of the cost of upgrading its baggage-handling areas. The airport spent $4 million for the project and says the federal agency is supposed to cover ...

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Immigration – Removal Reopening – Change Of Country Conditions (access required)

The 4th Circuit reverses the Board of Immigration Appeals’ denial of a Cameroonian citizen’s motion to reopen his removal proceedings, because the BIA did not explain why petitioner’s new evidence failed to demonstrate a change of country conditions. Jean Marc ...

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NN’s Miller chosen as U.S. magistrate judge (access required)

NORFOLK—Newport News attorney Douglas Miller has been selected to replace retiring U.S. Magistrate Judge James Bradberry. Miller, a 1995 graduate of the College of William & Mary law school and a partner with the law firm of Patten, Wornom, Hatten ...

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Tort – FTCA – Auto Accident – Scope Of Employment (access required)

Although a government contract employee who was to provide a briefing during a three-day conference on training volunteers to assist military families allegedly had decided on her own to rent a vehicle and visit friends in the area on the ...

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Criminal – Competence – Antipsychotic Medication (access required)

Although a woman who suffers from paranoia and a delusional disorder that has prompted her to file over 100 civil lawsuits and to threaten physical harm to several federal judges in Maryland, through references to common law language on “slaying” ...

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Judge: ‘Red flag’ rules don’t apply to lawyers (access required)

In a surprise ruling last month, a federal district court in Washington blocked the Federal Trade Commission from enforcing “red flag” identity fraud regulations against lawyers. The American Bar Association argued a new identity theft prevention law was not intended ...

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Workers’ Comp – LHWCA – Hearing Impairment – AMA Guide (access required)

The 4th Circuit reverses a decision of the Benefits Review Board and remands this case for an LHWCA award for a former longshoreman’s hearing loss, based on the only audiogram in the record that complies with AMA Guides to the ...

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