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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Contract – Government – Miller Act Surety – Arbitration (access required)

In this litigation involving a dispute between the parties grounded in a series of delays that occurred during the performance of a government construction contract on which defendant Travelers was a Miller Act surety for the general contractor’s payment bond, ...

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Contract – Nursing Home Management – Fiduciary Duty (access required)

In this dispute over defendant management company’s operation of four senior living facilities owned or leased by plaintiff California and Maryland companies, an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to the management company on multiple counts of the complaint ...

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Banks & Banking – Swiss Bank Accounts – IRS – Disclosure (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants judgment for a taxpayer accused of willfully failing to report his interest in two Swiss bank accounts for the tax year 2000 in violation of 31 U.S.C. 5314, as the government’s evidence that the ...

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Wills & Trusts – Prudent Investor Rule – Waiver – Attorney’s Fees (access required)

After awarding summary judgment to defendant bank on a son’s claims against the bank for its retention of bank stock in a family trust set up by his mother, due to waivers of the duty of prudence in Letters of ...

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Lawyer apologizes for “no guts” remark

The Supreme Court of Virginia invited Winchester attorney William A. Crane to write a brief not to exceed 15 pages to explain why he said the court didn’t “have the guts to handle” an issue he raised in an appeal. ...

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Real estate agent’s ‘disclosure’ sanction reversed (access required)

A real estate agent won reversal of administrative sanctions for his failure to disclose a broker relationship that did not exist, in Williams v. Commonwealth of Va., Real Estate Board (VLW 010-7-355), decided Sept. 14 by the Virginia Court of ...

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Lawyer apologizes for “no guts” remark (access required)

Update 09/15/2010, 9:35 a.m. William Crane will appear before the Supreme Court of Virginia at the end of its docket Thursday rather than this afternoon as originally scheduled. Crane is attending a funeral at Arlington National Cemetery today. The Supreme ...

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Search & Seizure – Administrative Subpoena – University Research Records (access required)

An Albemarle County Circuit Court sets aside two Civil Investigative Demands filed by the Virginia Attorney General against a U.Va. professor because the Attorney General has not sufficiently stated, under an objective standard, the “nature of the conduct” that gives ...

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