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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Contract – School Construction – Sub Claim – Attorney’s Fees (access required)

Although a contractor’s 2006 request for attorney’s fees did not specify the basis upon which it relied in requesting fees under its subcontract with a masonry company who lost its suit for higher contract payments, a Roanoke City Circuit Court ...

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Fee dispute suit spawns battle of ex-presidents

A fee collection lawsuit in Fairfax has turned into a battle pitting a former president of the Virginia Bar Association against a former president of the Virginia State Bar amid allegations of legal malpractice and overbilling. The Lewis Law Firm ...

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Headline of the day

From the Headlines I Wish I’d Written Department: Some headlines are so bad, they’re great. The award today goes to the Wall Street Journal. The Journal likes to feature an offbeat human interest story at the bottom of its front ...

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Law librarian at UR assumes national post (access required)

Law librarian Joyce Manna Janto knows where to keep her focus. As Deputy Director of the Law Library at the University of Richmond, Janto juggles all kinds of print and electronic resources. But she never forgets the end user who ...

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Consumer Protection – TILA – Disclosures – ‘Tolerances For Accuracy’ (access required)

A plaintiff who contends she was the victim of “predatory lending practices” when she refinanced her home has failed to state claims for rescission based on an alleged inaccurate disclosure of the amount financed, as she has identified an amount ...

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Civil Procedure – Default Judgment – Counsel’s Neglect (access required)

Defendant’s 21-day delay in filing their answer to plaintiff’s lawsuit was due to counsel’s neglect, and as defendant has meritorious defenses and plaintiff would not be prejudiced, a Charlottesville U.S. District Court grants defendant’s motion for relief from default judgment, ...

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