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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Telecommunications – Unauthorized Telecast – Restaurant – Default (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s report and grants default judgment against defendant restaurant for its alleged signal piracy of a pay-per-view broadcast in May 2007 of the “Ultimate Fighting Championship 71: Chuck Liddell v. Quinton Jackson,” ...

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Civil Procedure – Service Of Process – Transferred Case (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s employment discrimination case against the Fairfax County Public School Board because service was untimely, as the unperfected service attempted while the case was pending in Maryland was insufficient to satisfy Rule 4(m) and ...

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Civil Procedure – GAL Appointment – Construction Loan – Foreclosure (access required)

In a bank’s suit against a family partnership as guarantors of a construction loan, a Richmond U.S. District Court denies defendants’ motion for appointment of a guardian ad litem for the elderly family member who took out the loan to ...

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Employment – Wrongful Termination – Defamation – Bonus Checks (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant National Head Start Association Inc., in this wrongful termination suit filed by the NHSA’s former president and CEO, who alleges NHSA board officers breached her contract and defamed her when ...

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VLW’s parent company gets name change

Dolan Media Company, the parent company of Virginia Lawyers Media, announced today that it has received stockholder approval to change its corporate name to The Dolan Company. The Minneapolis-based company, a leading provider of professional services and business information to ...

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Supreme Court grants 6 civil, 3 criminal appeals

Among the appeals granted recently by the Supreme Court of Virginia is a contention that a Fairfax County Circuit judge erred in allowing a corporate defendant to assert repudiation as a defense to its former president’s breach of contract claim, ...

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