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Employer Can’t Pull Back ERISA Contributions (access required)

In this dispute over employer U.S. Foodservice Inc.’s alleged overpayment of contributions to employee health and pension funds under the parties’ Collective Bargaining Agreements, the 4th Circuit says the plan administrator did not abuse its discretion in refusing to reimburse ...

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Defense Contractor’s Extradition Challenge Rejected (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms wire fraud, conspiracy and money laundering convictions for a defendant extradited from Mexico, who set up serial businesses to win government contracts to supply defective and nonconforming spare parts for use in U.S. military aircraft, vehicles ...

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Crigler to retire next year

U.S. Magistrate Judge B. Waugh Crigler says he will step down at the end of his term in September. He will have served 32 years in the Western District of Virginia, sitting primarily in the Charlottesville and Harrisonburg federal courthouses. ...

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Martingayle is new VSB president-elect (access required)

Virginia Beach lawyer Kevin E. Martingayle has narrowly won the vote for president-elect of the Virginia State Bar with only one-fifth of the bar casting ballots. Martingayle’s margin of victory over Raymond B. Benzinger of Fairfax was less than 2 ...

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No class claim against Equifax, appeals court says (access required)


A major credit reporting agency will not face a class action suit by Virginia residents with potentially inaccurate Virginia court judgments on their credit reports. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an order certifying a class in a ...

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Return of appellate defender advocated (access required)

Dear Editor: I wanted to bring a crucial matter to the attention of the Virginia legal community:  The critical need for a state appellate defender in our commonwealth. Sen. J. Chapman Petersen of Fairfax has introduced (for the second straight ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Sept. 25, the Supreme Court of Virginia affirmed the Virginia State Bar Fifth District Committee Section I’s public reprimand upon John L. McGann of Fairfax for violating professional rules that govern client communication. * * * On Sept. 28, ...

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