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Monthly Archives: August 2011

All in the family

The Ninth Judicial Circuit in Virginia at long last got a new circuit judge earlier this month, when York County J&DR Judge Richard Y. AtLee Jr. got the nod. AtLee was sworn in on Aug. 15 by none other than ...

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Award for U.S. 58 bridge reduced to $12 million

The contractor for the Clarksville bypass on U.S. 58 is due $12 million, $9.2 million less than he originally was awarded, Norfolk Circuit Judge Charles E. Poston has ruled. The Virginia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Virginia ...

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Award for U.S. 58 bridge reduced to $12 million

The contractor for the Clarksville bypass on U.S. 58 is due $12 million, $9.2 million less than he originally was awarded, Norfolk Circuit Judge Charles E. Poston has ruled. The Virginia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Virginia ...

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‘Small Motor’ Energy Conservation Reg Upheld (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds the Department of Energy’s energy conservation standards for electric induction motors that classify “small electric motors” as motors with a power output from .25 to 3 horsepower, despite a challenge from an industry trade association that ...

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Patent Defendant Can Allege ‘Inequitable Conduct’ (access required)

In this patent infringement case involving a drug to treat erectile dysfunction, a Norfolk U.S. District Court says defendant may amend its answer and counterclaim to allege that the ‘012 patent is invalid because plaintiff engaged in inequitable conduct during ...

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Policy Language Deters ‘Stacking’ UIM Coverage (access required)

An auto liability policy’s language limiting underinsured motorist coverage aligns this case with a 1981 Virginia Supreme Court case, and the Alexandria U.S. District Court denies an injured passenger’s request to “stack” coverage in a policy for four vehicles to ...

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