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No Attorney’s Fees in Courthouse Condemnation (access required)

Although the government may have “played fast and loose” in instructing an independent appraiser to value a 1.604-acre parcel for a Norfolk federal courthouse annex without considering site improvements, the government’s pre-litigation valuation of the land at $10 million was ...

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Dog Breeder’s Punitives Claim Survives (access required)

In this lawsuit by the owner of two champion Labrador Retrievers against an animal hospital that allegedly breached an agreement to collect and preserve dog semen samples, a Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses the owner’s claims for negligent misrepresentation, constructive ...

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No ERISA Claim for Pension Plan’s Retirement Age (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms dismissal of a class-action suit by bank employees who claim defendant Bank of America employed a “normal retirement age” that violated ERISA in calculating lump sum distributions, and violated ERISA in the calculation of benefit accrual. ...

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NN man facing murder charges attacks attorney in court (access required)

MADISON, Va. (AP) — A Newport News man facing capital murder charges in the death of three people in rural Madison County attacked his attorney in court. About 15 minutes into a hearing to establish Rashad Riddick’s mental competency to stand ...

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