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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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Contract – Miller Act – Performance & Payment Bonds (access required)

Plaintiff owners of a construction company that lost a Manassas property to foreclosure after it used the property to secure bonds for its bid on a water tank construction project for the Bureau of Prisons, cannot seek relief from the ...

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Deer hunter faces charges in Ferrum student’s death (access required)

FERRUM—A deer hunter faces manslaughter and other charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a Ferrum College student and the wounding of another. A college spokeswoman says three students were collecting frogs for a biology class at about 4 ...

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Real Estate – Easement – Deed – Partial Release (access required)

Although plaintiff cannot establish an express easement or an easement by implication, there is still a material factual dispute over the existence of an easement by prescription, and the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants in part and denies in part, ...

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Civil Procedure – Venue – IP Rights Manager (access required)

A business whose three employees manage IP assets – acquiring patent rights and licensing patents – from its Vienna office keeps its patent infringement suit against multiple defendants in the Eastern District of Virginia; a Richmond U.S. District Court says ...

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Obituary (access required)

Bridget E. Leonard Bridget E. Leonard, an attorney in Richmond, died Nov. 15 in her hometown of Murrysville, Pa. She was 35. Ms. Leonard graduated from the College of William and Mary and earned a master’s degree in German from ...

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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Race – WARN – University (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant university in this suit by a former receptionist at the School of Education who alleged race discrimination in violation of Title VII and violation of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining ...

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Helical tack alleged to cut vein inside pericardium – $2,249,672 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was a 49-year-old single mother of a 17-year-old daughter. She worked as a unit secretary at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, the hospital where she died. Years before the events at issue in the lawsuit, plaintiff’s decedent had undergone ...

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Bankruptcy – Jurisdiction – Untimely Appeal (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses a debtor’s appeal from the bankruptcy court’s dismissal of an adversary proceeding in this chapter 13 case, in which debtor filed a complaint seeking to avoid “fraudulent transfer of funds” that Melka Marine received ...

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