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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Consumer Protection – TILA – Title Insurance Price (access required)

Although plaintiff homeowner contends he was charged $819 for title insurance when the prevailing local market rate on a comparable credit transaction was less than $500 and that the lender’s failure to list this price difference as a finance charge ...

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Contract – Arbitration – Terms & Conditions Clause (access required)

Although plaintiff company argues that the Terms & Conditions statement with its arbitration was not a part of its $2.8 million contract with defendant seller to buy equipment, including a rotary frequency converter, a Richmond U.S. District Court grants seller’s ...

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Criminal – Agency Investigation – FOIA Request (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants defendant U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command’s motion to stay proceedings for 90 days in this FOIA action filed by the law firm that represented two clients, Unconventional Concepts Inc. and Michael Hopmeier, in filing ...

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Consumer Protection – Fair Debt Act – Collection Notice – Settlement Agreement (access required)

A debtor who settled her adversary discharge action alleging defendant creditor should not have sent her a collection notice for a $152 debt after she received her bankruptcy discharge, is barred by her settlement agreement from suing the creditor for ...

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Williams Mullen dedicates new office building

Local and state officials were on hand for the christening of the 16-story Williams Mullen Center in downtown Richmond. Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones and Gov. Bob McDonnell were among about 150 attorneys and community members who attended the outdoor ...

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Civil Procedure – Personal Jurisdiction – Claim-Specific Basis (access required)

In the absence of general personal jurisdiction over a nonresident defendant, a plaintiff must establish specific jurisdiction – statutorily and constitutionally – for each claim alleged on a claim-by-claim basis, says an Alexandria U.S. District Court on this first-impression question ...

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