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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Contract – Commercial Construction – Condo Project – Delay Costs – Attorney’s Fees (access required)

In this ongoing dispute between a developer and a contractor in this $92 million condominium project in Arlington, an Alexandria U.S. District Court awards $8,769,000 in liquidated damages and $2,964,002 in direct damages to plaintiff Comstock Potomac Yard LC against ...

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Consumer Protection – Real Estate – Fraud – Luxury Development (access required)

In this couple’s suit against defendants who allegedly misrepresented luxury amenities available in a residential community affiliated with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, an Alexandria U.S. District Court says the buyers can sue for fraud and under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act ...

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Portsmouth not the ‘O.K. Corral’

Of all the rights prized by Virginians, the right of self-defense must be pretty high on the list. Knowing when the right kicks in can be a hair-trigger question. A Portsmouth Circuit Court judge thought Quinton Hill could have retreated ...

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Criminal – Impersonating An Officer – Contract Security Guard (access required)

Although defendant was a private detective and had worked as a contract security officer at Goddard Space Flight Center property, he was not authorized to patrol a federal parkway and make arrests, and the 4th Circuit affirms his conviction for ...

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Criminal – Sentencing – Base Offense Level – Ex Post Facto Clause (access required)

Although the federal sentencing guidelines are “advisory” only, the 4th Circuit follows the D.C. Circuit and holds that applying 2008 sentencing guidelines instead of 2005 guidelines would violate the Ex Post Facto Clause, because defendant showed a “substantial risk” that ...

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Fifteen lawyers leave LeClairRyan (access required)

Fifteen lawyers have left Richmond-based LeClairRyan to form a boutique firm that will specialize in defending financial services companies and targets of Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement actions. The new firm will be called Murphy & McGonigle, with James A. ...

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Lemons gets top Inns of Court position

Virginia Supreme Court Justice Donald W. Lemons has been elected president of the board of trustees of the American Inns of Court. Lemons succeeds Robert K. Walsh, dean emeritus of the Wake Forest University law school. He joined the Supreme ...

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Prosecutor, newspaper reach deal on seized photos

A First Amendment battle between the Rockingham County commonwealth’s attorney and the James Madison University student newspaper reportedly has been resolved with the paper agreeing to turn over 20 images to law enforcement officials and the state paying the paper’s ...

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Lemons gets top Inns of Court position (access required)

Virginia Supreme Court Justice Donald W. Lemons has been elected president of the board of trustees of the American Inns of Court. Lemons succeeds Robert K. Walsh, dean emeritus of the Wake Forest University law school. He joined the Supreme ...

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FTC again delays ‘red flags’ rule enforcement (access required)

WASHINGTON – The Federal Trade Commission has once again delayed the enforcement of the “red flags” information security rule through Dec. 31. The move comes at the behest of members of Congress, who asked the agency to delay enforcement pending ...

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