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Monthly Archives: July 2011

‘Mutual wills’ depend more on trust than law (access required)

Second marriages and “first” children are generating more issues in estate-planning practice, as couples continue to divorce and remarry before they can celebrate that golden anniversary with one spouse. One of those issues is making sure the children of each ...

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Court Can Hear Dec Action on POA (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court has personal, subject matter and territorial jurisdiction over plaintiff lawyer’s complaint for a declaratory judgment regarding his rights and responsibilities under powers of attorney allegedly executed by defendants, who inherited real estate in Lebanon and who ...

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Ray v. Allergan Inc. (access required)

Type of Case: Product liability Court: U.S. District Court, Richmond Attorneys: Stephen W. Bricker and Christopher L. Anderson, Richmond; Ray C. Chester, Austin, Texas A Vietnam veteran who received a series of Botox injections to treat his writer’s  tremor contended ...

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Andrews v. Primus Telecommunications Group (access required)

Type of Case: Securities fraud Court: U.S. District Court,  Alexandria Attorneys: Bernard J. DiMuro, Alexandria; John Clifford, Washington, DC A federal jury returned compensatory and punitive verdicts totaling about $177 million against various defendants involved in a Virginia-based Internet startup, ...

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X-IT Products LLC v. Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc. (access required)

Type of case: Patent infringement Court: U.S. District Court, Norfolk Attorney: Robert M. Tata, Norfolk A federal jury in Norfolk found that the defendant had stolen the idea for a home fire-escape ladder from two men who had invented the ...

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