Quantcast
Home / 2012 / July (page 24)

Monthly Archives: July 2012

Broker Must Arbitrate Investors’ Claim (access required)

Although a financial advisor who allegedly operated Ponzi schemes had changed brokers before plaintiff investors filed their FINRA arbitration claim, the current broker must arbitrate the claim because the advisor was an “associated person,” the 4th Circuit says. Appellant Waterford ...

Read More »

Black Keys sue Pizza Hut, Home Depot over song use

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Black Keys are not shilling power tools or pizza, the band said in copyright infringement lawsuits against The Home Depot and Pizza Hut. The “Lonely Boy” band filed the federal lawsuits Thursday, claiming Home Depot did ...

Read More »

For both sides of a mediation, 10 points to consider (access required)

Whether you are mediator or litigator, there are crucial guidelines for achieving successful mediation results. Here is a list of 10 essential things for both sides. For litigators 1. Consider the personality of the mediator in your selection process. There ...

Read More »

VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

Effective June 22, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the license to practice law of Dennis P. Clarke of McLean for 90 days with all but 30 days stayed.  The board placed Clarke on probation for two years.  The ...

Read More »

Important Opinions: January – June 2012

In this week’s paper, we present the Most Important Opinions that we have featured from the first half of this year. You’ll find more than 100 cases highlighted, from January to June. See the list. “Important Opinions” show up on ...

Read More »

Fairfax, Lynchburg courts closed today

State courts in Fairfax County and Lynchburg are closed today because of lingering problems from Friday’s storm that whipped through Virginia. Fairfax County Circuit Court Clerk John Frey said the Fairfax courthouse has power, but there is no air conditioning. ...

Read More »

Shooting incident highlights need for firm preparation (access required)

A near tragedy at a Chesterfield law office has prompted lawyers to consider how to protect themselves and their staff against harm. Authorities on office security say the staff and lawyers at the offices of Barnes & Diehl did the ...

Read More »