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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Domestic Relations – Entrustment Agreement – Best Interests (access required)

There was sufficient evidence to prove, based on a preponderance of the evidence including evidence of the child’s improvement in therapeutic foster care and the father’s refusal to cooperate with social services, visit the child or prepare to care for ...

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Criminal – Construction Fraud – Incomplete Renovation – Intent (access required)

Although defendant contractor had not ordered kitchen cabinets when he told a homeowner that he needed a $1,500 draw from her construction loan because the cabinets were on order, this false statement was not sufficient to prove the contractor had ...

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Felony charges dropped in flaming bartender trick

A fire marshal threw the book at two Herndon bartenders for their pyrotechnics, but Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Morrogh said felony charges will be dismissed. The Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern employees were arrested in July after performing the “flaming bartender,” ...

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Search & Seizure – Airport Screening – Currency Seizure – Civil Forfeiture (access required)

A defendant cannot suppress evidence of the $145,850 in U.S. currency discovered in his luggage when security screening at Dulles Airport disclosed “unknown masses” in his suitcase, an Alexandria U.S. District Court holds. Bound in large bundles by rubber bands, ...

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Civil Procedure – Removal – Yaz Birth Control – Defendants’ Consent (access required)

In this products liability and med-mal suit against multiple defendants alleging defendant Bayer’s birth control drug Yaz caused decedent’s pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis and death, a Richmond U.S. District Court says defendant manufacturer’s notice of removal was defective because ...

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Intellectual Property – Injunctive Relief – Video Game Controller Device – Chinese Law (access required)

A Swiss/Canadian business suing for copyright infringement has hit all the marks for injunctive relief under Real Truth About Obama Inc. v. FEC, and an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants an injunction to prevent defendant Virginia company from selling or ...

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