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Monthly Archives: May 2012

$1M Default Judgment for Tortious Interference (access required)

Applying Florida law, a Richmond U.S. District Court enters a $1 million default judgment for plaintiff broker-dealer, who alleges defendant, a Florida brokerage employment recruiter, violated a nonsolicitation agreement and tortiously interfered with plaintiff’s contracts with seven brokers who defected ...

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Prosecutor admonished over undisclosed evidence

A Fairfax County prosecutor received a public admonition yesterday from a Virginia State Bar three-judge discipline panel for allegedly withholding evidence about prosecution witnesses. As The Washington Post reports, the judges rejected license suspension for Fairfax County Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney ...

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Lawyer Fined, But Discovery Response Approved (access required)

Although plaintiff continues to complain that defendant lawyer has not complied with discovery orders in this suit alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Virginia Consumer Protection Act, the Richmond U.S. District says defendant’s responses are ...

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Judges could name Thorne-Begland to the bench

His election to a Richmond judgeship might have been rejected by the House of Delegates, but Tracy Thorne-Begland could get an interim appointment from the city’s circuit judges. As the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports, the six circuit judges in Richmond have ...

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Judges go light on DUIs, prosecutor complains

Certain unnamed Virginia Beach circuit judges are so lenient on drunken driving defendants, lawyers will jockey their cases to try to get those judges, according to an article by WAVY-TV. Commonwealth’s Attorney Harvey Bryant tells the station certain judges hand ...

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‘Vulnerable Victim’ Enhancement Approved (access required)

A defendant who, from a Florida jail, appropriated a social security number and identity belonging to a disabled woman in Florida, has her sentence for social security fraud and aggravated identity theft increased under the sentencing guidelines’ “vulnerable victim” enhancement, ...

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