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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Contract Counterclaim Against FLSA Plaintiff Dismissed (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court magistrate judge dismisses an employer’s counterclaim against plaintiff, who sued for overtime pay, because employer makes only conclusory assertions and does not allege facts supporting his claims that plaintiff is liable to repay a loan ...

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Chinese execs plead guilty to try for microchip buy (access required)

McLEAN—Two Chinese aerospace executives pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to attempting to violate the U.S. arms embargo against China by purchasing thousands of military-grade microchips. The guilty pleas Wednesday from Hong Wei Xian, 32, and Li Li, 33, represent ...

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4th Circuit will not revisit historic tax credit decision (access required)

A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a decision that preservation advocates say threatens to cripple historic tax credit programs in Virginia and elsewhere. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in March that ...

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Federal judge says she still will regulate tobacco companies (access required)

WASHINGTON—A federal judge has rejected the tobacco industry’s latest effort to end a case in which the companies were found to have concealed the dangers of smoking for decades. The nation’s largest cigarette manufacturers had argued that U.S. District Judge ...

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Claim for Accounting ‘Negligence’ Dismissed (access required)

Plaintiff trusts who are suing defendant CPA for $25 million for allegedly providing “negligent tax advice, preparation of tax returns and relating accounting services” over a 12-year period are claiming accounting malpractice, and a Martinsville Circuit Court says accounting malpractice, ...

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The Battle of New Orleans circa 2011 (access required)

Three weeks ago, Jeffrey A. Breit sat down in New Orleans to take the deposition of Richard Lynch, the man in charge of all drilling operations for global energy giant British Petroleum. Late last month, Breit battled BP in New ...

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