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Chinese drywall coverage, take two

In late March, Norfolk U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith dismissed a builder’s suit seeking insurance coverage for its proactive efforts to remediate the noxious effects of Chinese drywall in homes it built. Smith said that builder Dragas Management Corporation, ...

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Chinese drywall coverage, take two

In late March, Norfolk U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith dismissed a builder’s suit seeking insurance coverage for its proactive efforts to remediate the noxious effects of Chinese drywall in homes it built. Smith said that builder Dragas Management Corporation, ...

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Lost, then found

“Something that was lost has now been found,” said Henrico Circuit Judge Gary Hicks as he finalized the adoption of Nehemiah Christopher into Terrence and Bridget Allen’s family on July 16. Upon entering the courtroom, no one could have guessed ...

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Lost, then found

“Something that was lost has now been found,” said Henrico Circuit Judge Gary Hicks as he finalized the adoption of Nehemiah Christopher into Terrence and Bridget Allen’s family on July 16. Upon entering the courtroom, no one could have guessed ...

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Insurance – Policy Coverage – Chinese Drywall – Voluntary Remediation (access required)

A home builder who voluntarily fixed drywall-related problems in customers’ homes had his earlier complaint against an insurance company dismissed by a Norfolk U.S. District Court, but the builder’s amended complaint may proceed. This litigation involves the availability of commercial ...

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The Commonwealth defaults

The Commonwealth of Virginia has defaulted on a lawsuit. You read that right. The commonwealth, along with James Madison University, has defaulted on a tortious interference case in New York. We’ll know next week how much it’s going to cost ...

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Civil Procedure – Expert Witnesses – Daubert – Architect Drawings (access required)

In this lawsuit by an architectural firm alleging defendant firm infringed plaintiff’s copyright on architectural drawings for a project to restore Richmond’s John Marshall Hotel, a Richmond U.S. District Court says plaintiff’s expert architect may offer testify on whether defendant ...

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Bankruptcy – Automatic Stay – Foreign Bankruptcy – ITC Investigation (access required)

Where Qimonda, a corporation involved in insolvency proceedings in Germany, is a respondent in a U.S. International Trade Commission investigation about alleged illegal importation of products that infringed certain semiconductor circuit patents, that investigation operates to except the ITC investigation ...

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