Defendant software company, whose senior account manager landed a $11.1 million government contract, wins summary judgment in the account manager’s breach of contract suit alleging he was entitled to be paid a commission on the contract as a three-year deal, ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: February 2012
The 4th Circuit dismisses an appeal by environmental and preservation organizations that challenge federal and state agencies’ planned improvements to Virginia’s Interstate 81 corridor under a tiered review process. Appellants challenged the plan by the Federal Highway Administration and the ...Read More »
A securities firm that lost its FINRA arbitration proceeding against former employees who left to work for a competitor winds up paying over $1 million in attorney’s fees under a South Carolina statute that penalizes frivolous lawsuits; the 4th Circuit ...Read More »
The 4th Circuit vacates a district court forfeiture order for funds escrowed by defendant cigarette manufacturer, a nonparticipant in the tobacco-litigation settlement agreement who was prosecuted for tobacco-related crimes, because the district court granted an interest in the escrowed funds ...Read More »
Most lawyers use the words “professional” and “ethical” as synonyms for some vaguely defined “good” lawyer behavior. However, the concepts are really quite different, and lawyers hoping to act “professionally” sometimes must examine the ethics rules for permission to do ...
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Almost 20 years ago, George Costanza, the character on “Seinfeld,” pitched a novel idea for a television show: “Nothing happens!” he gleefully told puzzled NBC executives. You might not want to let this “Seinfeld” scene inspire your investment strategy. In ...
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Roanoke attorney Monica Taylor Monday is the leader in support from Virginia’s statewide bar groups for a seat on the Virginia Court of Appeals. Judge James J. Haley Jr. is retiring in March; leaders of the Senate and House of ...Read More »
A businessman who witnessed first-hand the devastation of 9/11 from his Manhattan office has sued the companies he hired to build a million-dollar underground shelter in Augusta County to protect his family. The businessman has won the latest round in ...Read More »
Using an expert of his own choosing before a Norfolk jury, a state prisoner this month beat the odds and defeated the state’s bid to have him indefinitely committed as a sexually violent predator. Albert A. Montague, 47, reached the ...Read More »
The Hispanic Bar of the Commonwealth of Virginia has rated candidates for the expected vacancy on the Court of Appeals of Virginia, according to member David Bernhard of Falls Church: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Roanoke lawyer Monica T. Monday Fairfax County Circuit ...
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