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Federal circuit chief to retire

The chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit says he will retire, according to The Wall Street Journal.  Paul Michel made the announcement Friday evening.  Circuit Judge Randall Rader will become chief judge on June ...

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Federal circuit chief to retire

The chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit says he will retire, according to The Wall Street Journal.  Paul Michel made the announcement Friday evening.  Circuit Judge Randall Rader will become chief judge on June ...

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Internet juror research is revealing, trained p.i. can uncover even more (access required)

The widespread use of the Internet has taken a lot of the guesswork out of jury selection, some lawyers are finding. Web users, especially those involved with social networking sites, are revealing much more of their personal information, often unknowingly. ...

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Real Estate – Eminent Domain – ‘Blighted’ Property (access required)

A Roanoke City Circuit Court overrules B&B Holdings’ objection to a taking of its property under the Roanoke Redevelopment & Housing Authority’s power of eminent domain for Carilion Health System’s proposed biomedical operation, despite the fact that B&B’s own property ...

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Civil Procedure – Jurisdiction – Legal Notice Publication (access required)

Newspapers that meet the requirements of Va. Code § 8.01-324(A) may be used for legal notices and publications; no court ruling is necessary, says a Norfolk Circuit Court as it dismisses Dow Jones’ petition for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. ...

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Contract – Mechanic’s Lien – Land Records Filing (access required)

In this complaint seeking to enforce a mechanic’s lien, a Norfolk Circuit Court denies summary judgment to defendant owner even though the mechanic’s lien at issue was not filed in the circuit court land records, but served directly on defendant. ...

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Contract – Conditions Precedent – AIA Standard Agreement (access required)

Where the clear language of the parties’ contract creates a condition precedent requiring the submission of claims to the architect before litigation is initiated by the complaining party, a Culpeper Circuit Court dismisses this complaint against defendant Culpeper Memorial Hospital. ...

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