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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Criminal – Post-Conviction Relief – Sentence Reduction – Plea Agreement (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court denies defendant’s 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion for a sentence reduction based on the government’s alleged failure to move for a reduction of sentence. During the plea hearing, defendant indicated he had read and understood ...

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Wise County judge no longer hearing cases

Wise County Circuit Judge Joseph R. Carico will not be sitting on the bench until further notice, according to his two colleagues in the 30th Circuit. Earlier this month, Judges John C. Kilgore and Tammy S. McElyea told attorneys that ...

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Intellectual Property – Surgical Instruments – Injunction (access required)

In this litigation over the ‘284 patent for a carpal tunnel release instrument, a Charlottesville U.S. District Court denies a preliminary injunction to plaintiff MicroAire Surgical Instruments, as it has not established the likelihood of its success on the merits, ...

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Wills & Trusts – Unitrust – Trust Split – Uniform Trust Act (access required)

Although Virginia’s 2005 adoption of the Uniform Trust Code materially changed the law, it did not allow a trial court to divide a testamentary charitable remainder unitrust over the objection of one of the two charitable beneficiaries, and the Virginia ...

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Today’s most ironic headline

Scanning the news sites this a.m. for stories for the Daily Alert… There it was in the Charlottesville paper – a story way out of step with the current stretch of 90-degree heat and 150-percent humidity: Federal snow aid arriving It’s ...

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Low rebates fail to attract state appliance customers (access required)

ROANOKE—A program that gives rebates to Virginia consumers who buy energy-saving products has spent only 30 percent of its $7.5 million allotment since it began in April. Consumers have to get rid of older appliances in order to get a ...

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Somali pirates don’t want to be tried in Norfolk (access required)

One of 11 Somali nationals accused of attacking U.S. Navy ships off the coast of Africa is seeking to have his trial moved out of Norfolk, home to the world’s largest naval base. An attorney for Mohammed Jamah filed the ...

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U.Va. athletic facilities named for coaches, players (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE—The University of Virginia is recognizing former baseball players, the team’s head coach and major benefactors by naming locker rooms and other stadium components in their honor. A dozen namings were announced Thursday. They include the naming of Davenport Field’s ...

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Trigiani receives community associations award (access required)

ALEXANDRIA—The Community Associations Institute (CAI) presented Lucia Anna “Pia” Trigiani with the Award of Excellence in Designations during the organization’s annual volunteer awards ceremony held April 30. The award is presented annually to the individual who has made significant contributions ...

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