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Yearly Archives: 2012

Lease Ambiguous on Zoning Proffer Payments (access required)

In dispute over a lease agreement between plaintiff Frederick County Sanitation Authority and defendant Carmeuse Lime & Stone Company’s predecessor, the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court denies summary judgment to Carmeuse, as there are genuine issues of material fact as to ...

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Ex-Wife Won’t Be Joined for IRA Claim (access required)

In this dispute over ownership of decedent’s individual retirement account, the Abingdon U.S. District Court denies the IRA custodian’s motion to join decedent’s ex-wife as a necessary party by making her an involuntary plaintiff. Although decedent and the ex-wife divorced ...

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No Link Between Ads & Virginia Purchases (access required)

In this suit involving competing claims to the trademark “Diamonds Direct,” the Richmond U.S. District Court says plaintiff has failed to offer evidence establishing its prior use of the mark in Virginia, and defendant Capri Jewelers’ presumptive ownership of the ...

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Partial Win in Asset-Discovery Motion (access required)

In plaintiff company’s attempt to collect on a multi-million dollar award in a trade-secrets case, a Richmond U.S. District Court partially grants plaintiff’s motion to compel asset-related discovery by ordering defendant to produce customer identity information in the wake of ...

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Foreclosure Fight Remanded to State Court (access required)

A plaintiff who appealed an unlawful detainer decision against him in state court and then filed his own quiet title action can defeat defendant mortgage association’s federal court removal of plaintiff’s quiet title action under the “prior exclusive jurisdiction doctrine,” ...

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