A Roanoke U.S. District Court refuses to remand to state court this defamation suit filed by a supervisor at the Yokohama Tire plant in Salem who says a plant worker defamed him during a union grievance procedure by alleging the ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: May 2011
A Big Stone Gap U.S. District Court denies a downward departure in sentencing defendant on charges arising from his year-long Nigerian fraud scheme that used drug addicts and a long-distance truck driver to cash multiple counterfeit money orders on a ...Read More »
An Abingdon U.S. District Court approves settlements in these 16 separate cases demanding overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act, but denies an order to permanently seal the settlements pursuant to the parties’ agreement, and says the orders will ...Read More »
An Abingdon U.S. District Court says a plaintiff who alleges wrongful arrest has stated a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim against the municipality for failure to provide proper police training, with allegations that the Saltville police chief was present when ...Read More »
Three out of 36 defendants who stood trial on drug conspiracy charges cannot overturn their convictions with an argument that the government had to present proof of each defendant’s connection to the three drugs distributed by the conspiracy – cocaine, ...Read More »
A three-judge panel has revoked the license of Norfolk lawyer Mark Kantro for concealing $161,000 in income from his wife during their divorce. Kantro’s attorney, Allan Zaleski, told The Virginian-Pilot that the discipline is unusual because it is based on ...
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A Charlottesville U.S. District Court awards sanctions under Fed. R. Civ. P. 37 and enters a default judgment against defendant mortgage company on plaintiff homeowners’ claim that defendant fraudulently misrepresented that plaintiff’s refinance of their home mortgage would not carry ...Read More »
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated an order revoking three out-of-state lawyers’ temporary admission to practice in a South Carolina federal court. A frustrated federal district court judge in Spartanburg, S.C., revoked three Miami lawyers’ pro hac ...Read More »
Del. William Cleaveland, R-Botetourt County, today announced he will step aside after one term in the House of Delegates, citing family concerns and his private law practice. Cleaveland’s announcement was met with disappointment from fellow lawyers and legislators at a ...
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