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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Consumer Protection – Odometer Fraud – Wholesale Dealer Liability (access required)

An auto buyer’s lawsuit alleging a 2004 Yukon Denali “was transferred numerous times using falsified documents,” including the odometer disclosure date, states claims against defendant Hyman Wholesale for negligence and for violation of the Federal Odometer Act and of the ...

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Interview season: The good, the bad and the funny (access required)

Given the number of lawyers, law firms and law students in the United States, I would guess there is probably an average of one law firm interview occurring every hour a day in the United States. With that many conversations ...

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Contracts – Government – Secret Service Rifles – False Claims Act (access required)

In this Alexandria U.S. District Court case, a former employee of a government contractor bidder to provide rifles to the U.S. Secret Service, who allegedly pointed out violations in the procurement process and now has filed suit under the False ...

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Civil Procedure – Complaint – Leave To Amend – New Information (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court says the magistrate judge did not err in denying defendants’ motion for leave to file amended answers on the ground that defendants were aware during 2006 and 2007 of the facts that form the basis ...

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Labor – Arbitration Award – Union Grievance – Delivery Drivers (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court affirms an arbitrator’s award for the company in a union’s grievance of the company’s subcontracting offsite delivery work without assigning the work to union drivers. Under the exceedingly deferential standards, courts must enforce an arbitration ...

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Tazewell Co. could gain $9.2M with wind farm (access required)

TAZEWELL—An economic impact study says a proposed wind farm on East River Mountain would give Tazewell County $9.2 million in tax revenues over 20 years. The study by Sprinsted Inc. says the $200 million project would create 150 temporary construction ...

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Beach doctor convicted of Medicare fraud (access required)

NORFOLK—A federal jury has convicted a Virginia Beach physician on nearly 30 counts in a fraudulent-billing scheme that bilked government health programs out of $1.2 million. The U.S. District Court jury found hematology and oncology specialist Dr. Ronald Poulin guilty ...

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Search & Seizure – Traffic Stop – Turn Signal – Va. Law (access required)

An officer who responded to a dispatch report of a reckless driver in a black Toyota Corolla, to find defendant in that car, turning out of a 7-Eleven store parking lot without signaling, and who then observed defendant make a ...

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Murderer executed for killing couple (access required)

JARRATT—A former Army counterintelligence worker was executed by electric chair last week for killing a Virginia couple, becoming the first U.S. inmate to die by electrocution in over a year. Larry Bill Elliott, 60, of Hanover, Md., was pronounced dead ...

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Judge rejects wife’s plea deal in child sex case (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—A Virginia Beach judge says a plea deal for the wife of a former Regent University official in a child sex case is a travesty of justice. Circuit Judge A. Joseph Canada Jr. rejected the plea agreement for Melina ...

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