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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Bankruptcy – Circuit City – Executory Contract – Assumption (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court says debtor Circuit City cannot be compelled to assume an executory contract to provide Circuit City review of certain tax matters in Hawaii on a contingency-fee arrangement, as debtor’s decision not to assume the contract ...

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Civil Procedure – Motion In Limine – Products Liability – Drug Manufacturer (access required)

Prior to trial of plaintiff’s claim that defendant’s product for female hormonal replacement therapy promoted her breast cancer, an Alexandria U.S. District Court rules on the parties’ motions in limine. The court defers defendant pharmaceutical company’s motion in limine to ...

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Civil Rights – False Arrest – Child Molestation Allegation (access required)

A man accused of touching the breast and buttocks of a 10-year-old girl whose mother rented property from him, can try his claim that defendant police officer violated plaintiff’s civil rights by not investigating plaintiff’s proffered alibi evidence, including failure ...

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Civil Procedure – Res Judicata – Employee Grievance – Civil Rights Claim (access required)

Three Virginia correctional officers are not barred from pursuing 42 U.S.C. § 1983 retaliation claims against two defendant supervisors by earlier resolutions of their related employee grievances through the state’s Department of Employment Dispute Resolution; the 4th Circuit says the ...

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Criminal – Child Pornography – Computer Chat – Miranda Warnings – ‘Custody’ (access required)

Although 10 to 15 agents, some armed, showed up at defendant’s home at 6:00 a.m. to roust him from bed and question him about Internet chats intended to make underage females his “sex slaves,” only two agents questioned the pajama-clad ...

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‘Hot tub’ lawyer sanctioned by federal judge

A lawyer trying to locate evidence to bolster his lending fraud case stepped over the line when he met with a witness that he knew was represented by counsel in a related matter, a federal judge has ruled. The evidence ...

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‘Hot tub’ lawyer sanctioned by federal judge

A lawyer trying to locate evidence to bolster his lending fraud case stepped over the line when he met with a witness that he knew was represented by counsel in a related matter, a federal judge has ruled. The evidence ...

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Appeals court has a surprise requirement: ‘bookmarked’ digital briefs must be filed (access required)

Say what? That’s what you might hear from a criminal defense lawyer who reads the Virginia Court of Appeals order granting his appeal, or the domestic relations lawyer who reads the appellate court’s acknowledgement that it has received the case ...

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Williamsburg patent lawyer charged with UPL

A Williamsburg grand jury has returned an indictment charging patent attorney Bambi Walters with practicing law without a license, according to the local prosecutor. Williamsburg/James City County Commonwealth’s Attorney Nate Green said the charge resulted from a Virginia State Bar ...

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Greene County official charged with UPL

The commissioner of revenue in Greene County has been charged with practicing law without a license. According to the Greene County Record, Larry Snow, 61, said that an elderly woman asked him for information on what she could do with ...

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