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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Housing Opportunities Made Equal v. Nationwide (access required)

Type of Case: Housing discrimination Court: Richmond Circuit Court Attorneys: Timothy Kaine, Rhonda Harmon and Thomas Wolf, Richmond HOME, a fair housing organization, alleged that Nationwide discriminated against predominantly black neighborhoods in the sale of homeowners’ insurance. A jury agreed ...

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Odetics Inc. v. Storage Technology Corp. (access required)

Type of Case: Patent infringement Court: U.S. District Court, Alexandria Attorneys: Richard A. Simpson, McLean; Vincent J. Belusko, Los Angeles A federal jury returned the patent infringement verdict for a company that designed a system for transporting cassette tapes to ...

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Lawyers’ runner gets two years in prison

A 20-year career connecting accident victims to lawyers, which included helping fabricate and exaggerate claims, has ended with a 26-month prison sentence for a Maryland man. Kenny Williams was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis for his role ...

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Hugen v. Velocity Express Mid-Atlantic Inc. (access required)

Type of Case: Personal injury Court: Portsmouth Circuit Court Attorneys: Boyd Scarborough, Portsmouth; John W. Drescher and Jeffrey A. Breit, Norfolk The plaintiff suffered a broken right leg and jaw and a severe brain injury that left him a quadriplegic. ...

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Verizon Services Corp. v. Vonage Holdings Corp. (access required)

Type of Case: Patent infringement Court: U.S. District Court, Alexandria Attorneys: Brian C. Riopelle, Richmond; Dan Webb and Peter McCabe III, Chicago The jury found that Vonage infringed on three patents related to Voice-over-Internet Protocol technology. The U.S. Court of ...

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French v. Norfolk Southern Railway (access required)

Type of Case: Personal injury Court: Prince William County Circuit Court Attorneys: Stephen M. Smith, Newport News; Francis P. Hajek, Virginia Beach The manager of a service station in Gainesville suffered numerous injuries, including brain trauma, when a freight train ...

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Confidential (access required)

Type of Case: Sexual assault Court: Culpeper County Circuit Court Attorney: J. Michael Sharman, Culpeper A girl filed a civil sexual assault suit against a 49-year-old man who was convicted of the statutory rape of the girl when she was ...

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MercExchange LLC v. eBay Inc. (access required)

Type of Case: Patent infringement Court: U.S. District Court, Norfolk Attorney: Gregory N. Stillman, Norfolk A federal jury found that online auction giant eBay had infringed on two patents owned by Northern Virginia lawyer and former CIA operative Thomas G. ...

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Konanykhine v. Izvestia (access required)

Type of Case: Defamation Court: Arlington Circuit Court Attorney: J.P. Szymkowicz, Washington, DC A former Russian businessman who escaped to the United States and ultimately was granted political asylum alleged that the Russian newspaper Izvestia defamed him after he left ...

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In Re: Outsidewall Tire Litigation (access required)

Type of Case: Copyright and trademark infringement Court: U.S. District Court, Alexandria Attorney: August J. Matteis Jr., Washington, DC Tire Engineering & Distribution LLC and Alpha Tire Systems, designers and marketers of underground mining tires that they had other companies ...

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