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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Civil Procedure – Request For Judicial Assistance – Paternity Test (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court magistrate judge grants a Request for Judicial Assistance from a court in the Czech Republic and directs respondent to provide a DNA sample by mouth swab in compliance with a request for examination issued by ...

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Employment – ERISA – Severance Plan – Voluntary Termination (access required)

A former call center manager for defendant Nextel loses his ERISA suit for benefits under the company’s Bonus and Severance Pay Plan developed to govern positions after a merger with Sprint, as a Newport News U.S. District Court adopts a ...

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Consumer Protection – Credit Reports – Software Trial – Failure To Correct Report (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court says a former finance manager at a car dealer can sue Experian and the software company that allegedly billed him after he returned “Bill Collector” software within a 30-day free trial period, for a bad ...

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Tort – Malicious Prosecution – Employee Theft Suspect (access required)

In this malicious prosecution case, a Richmond U.S. District Court vacates a jury’s awards against two employees of a trucking company with some involvement in the company’s investigation of a night dock supervisor’s alleged theft of three computers from a ...

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Two more say they would like to replace Koontz (access required)

Two circuit judges – Joseph W. Milam Jr. from Danville and Pamela S. Baskervill of Petersburg – have added their names to those who are interested in succeeding Justice Lawrence L. Koontz Jr. on the Supreme Court of Virginia. Milam ...

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Compassionate criminality

This is one of those stories that leaves you wondering if it’s really true. If it turns out to be an urban legend, I’ll update. It takes place in Sweden, with an account from The Local, a website that posts ...

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Busch wants VBA to help veterans (access required)

Virginia Bar Association President Steve Busch wants the VBA to do for veterans what it already does for the needy and hungry – to help by raising money and awareness. Busch has issued a call to action to members of ...

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Former Floyd prosecutor reprimanded

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has imposed a public reprimand with terms on former Floyd County Commonwealth’s Attorney Gordon Earl Hannett Jr. The reprimand stemmed from the removal and destruction of three computer hard drives in the prosecutor’s office ...

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Lawyer disbarred over $450K diversion (access required)

A lawyer formerly with the firm of Marks & Harrison has surrendered her license to practice law after she acknowledged that she misappropriated $450,000 that should have gone to the firm. According to Virginia State Bar documents, Kyle Cornelia Leftwich ...

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