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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Attacker, victim in party assault reach accord and satisfaction – $60,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was the victim of an assault that occurred at the conclusion of a party in Clarendon in Arlington County. The plaintiff was struck from behind and the side by the defendant. He suffered a blow-out fracture to the ...

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Homeowners must arbitrate basketball goal dispute (access required)

A Loudoun County homeowners association was required to arbitrate a dispute with property owners over whether the owners could install a basketball goal on their property, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled today in an unpublished order. The property owners ...

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Sanctions for persistence reversed (access required)

What part of no don’t you understand? Chesterfield lawyer Richard C. Ferris II tried four times to get a circuit judge to set aside a default judgment entered against his client – the original pleading, a motion to reconsider, a ...

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Collection agencies targeted in lawsuit

Roanoke lawyers have filed a federal class action lawsuit against collection agencies over mailings that appear to offer debtors a chance to reduce and manage their debt. The lawsuit claims the companies offer an “opportunity to get ahead” which is ...

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Civil Procedure – Complaint ‘Courtesy Copy’ – Answer (access required)

A defendant in a med-mal case is not prohibited from filing an answer to a plaintiff’s complaint which has been filed, but not served, but a defendant who voluntarily files an answer forfeits the right to demand plaintiff’s expert witness ...

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Holt confirmed for marshal

Former Roanoke County Sheriff Gerald Holt has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Virginia. Holt’s confirmation was hailed by Virginia’s two U.S. Senators, Jim Webb and Mark Warner. “I congratulate Gerald Holt ...

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