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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Handling of Victim Interview Tape Violates Brady (access required)

On rehearing en banc, the Court of Appeals reverses and remands defendant’s jury trial convictions for taking indecent liberties with his stepchild, aggravated sexual battery and animate object penetration; the commonwealth’s failure to disclose before trial a recording of victim’s ...

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ALPS rating under scrutiny (access required)

Hit by an increase in legal malpractice claims in the fallout from the economic downturn, ALPS has seen its company outlook downgraded from “Stable” to “Negative” by insurance rating agency AM Best. On the heels of that unfavorable report, ALPS ...

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Claims Tossed, But Plaintiff Keeps $26M Verdict (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds a $26 million verdict for a Florida-based designer and distributor of underground mining tires; the district court properly exercised personal jurisdiction over a company domiciled in the United Arab Emirates and a Chinese manufacturer who conspired ...

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