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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Bank of Montreal v. Signet Bank (access required)

Type of Case: Bank fraud Court: U.S. District Court, Richmond Attorney: Greg A. Danilow, New York; James L. Chapman IV, Norfolk Signet Bank sold the Bank of Montreal a participation in a $330 million loan that a former employee of ...

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Worldwide Network Services LLC v. DynCorp (access required)

Type of Case: Racial discrimination Court: U.S. District Court, Alexandria Attorneys: Michele A. Roberts, Anthony T. Pierce and Debra A. Drake, Washington, DC An all-white jury found that DynCorp International LLC was motivated by racial discrimination in the termination of ...

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Jeld-Wen Inc. v. Gamble (access required)

Type of Case: Product liability Court: Fairfax County Circuit Court Attorneys: Peter S. Everett and Robert J. Stoney, Fairfax; Tracy C. Hudson and Donna M. McIntosh, Manassas A 13-month-old boy suffered a severe brain injury when he fell through a ...

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Fairfax supervisors leery about Metrorail funding (access required)

FAIRFAX—Members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors are wary of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s funding plan for the extension of Metrorail to Dulles International Airport. Lahood has been involved in talks with regional leaders, who have been working ...

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Insufficient evidence of harm from golf course fly ash, judge rules (access required)

CHESAPEAKE—A group of Chesapeake residents plans to refile a $1 billion lawsuit against Dominion Virginia Power after a judge dismissed claims that fly ash used to build a golf course harmed their health and property. The lawsuit was filed in ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On July 8, Margaret Louis Bassett of Black Mountain, N.C., surrendered her Virginia law license law after pleading guilty to the felony of being convicted of drunken driving three times within 10 years. She was arrested in September 2010 in ...

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Pro bono partners respond to article (access required)

Dear Editor: The July 11 article, “Mo’ Dough, No Pro Bono?”, is an unfortunate reflection on the value of pro bono legal services delivered by lawyers in the private bar in Virginia. We are the pro bono partners in eight ...

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New fiduciary disclosure rules to take effect (access required)

Law firms are helping their clients implement new federal regulations on fee disclosure in participant-directed individual account plans. Fiduciaries need to know about the new federal Department of Labor laws, which also require increased disclosure of fund management costs and ...

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25 top verdicts from the past 25 years (access required)

The largest jury verdict in Virginia in the past 25 years was handed down just this past April – a Vietnam veteran claiming he suffered brain damage after a Botox injection won $212 million from a federal jury in Richmond. ...

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