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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Civil Procedure – Jurisdiction – Amount In Controversy – Interest – Attorney’s Fees (access required)

In this suit by a plaintiff against defendant veterinarian for the purchase of products used in defendant’s practice, a Big Stone Gap U.S. District Court says although plaintiff seller is suing on a debt of $74,139.24, consideration of possible interest ...

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Criminal – Traffic Offenses – Blue Ridge Parkway – Eluding (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court denies defendant’s motion to dismiss a charge of felony eluding a police officer on the Blue Ridge Parkway in violation of Va. Code § 46.2-817(B), prosecuted under the Assimilative Crimes Act, 18 U.S.C. § 13, ...

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Criminal – National Park – ATV Trail Riding – Order To Stop (access required)

A defendant traveling on an ATV on a Cumberland Gap National Park trail closed to such vehicles cannot be convicted of violating 36 C.F.R. § 4.2, incorporating Va. Code § 46.2-817, for failure to halt at a “visible or audible” ...

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Bankruptcy – Relief From Stay – Townhouse Project (access required)

A Chapter 11 debtor, Parkside Village LLC, developer of a townhouse project, loses its challenge to the bankruptcy court decision finding that Parkside’s secured construction lender, United Bank, had an allowable claim and lifting the automatic stay; the Harrisonburg U.S. ...

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Civil Procedure – Forum Non Conveniens – German Claims – IP (access required)

A Charlottesville-based Delaware LLC can keep its suit alleging patent infringement, business conspiracy and trade secret misappropriation by a medical product company that allegedly infringed its patent for a surgical instrument after hiring its former employee in Virginia federal court, ...

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Consumer Protection – Fair Debt Collection Act – Phone Messages – Attorney’s Fees (access required)

A plaintiff who settled her suit alleging defendants violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by leaving her voicemail messages that failed to inform her the communication was from a debt collector, for $6,000 and attorney’s fees, wins $76,876.59 in ...

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