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Fees Awarded Under Contract, Rule 11
An Alexandria U.S. District Magistrate Judge awards attorney’s fees of $137,725  under a lease agreement and a guarantee of the lease agreement, which both include a provision for attorney’s fees for the prevailing party in an action to interpret the lease or guarantee; the court also awards attorney’s fees under Rule 11 for counsel’s failure…
Lawyer Gets Fees for Support Enforcement
A defendant who agreed to sponsor his mother as an immigrant from Rwanda with his I-864 Affidavit of Support is ordered to pay $10,153 to make good on that promise after his mother suffered a stroke and was hospitalized before she died, and the Alexandria U.S. District Court awards the guardian who sued to enforce…
Court Approves Securities Fraud Settlement
Institutional investors in Neustar stock who have settled their securities fraud class action claims based on Neustar’s statements about its chances of winning renewal of a lucrative government contract for a central data registry of wireless telephone numbers win the Alexandria U.S. District Court’s final approval of the settlement terms, approval of the plan of…
NoVa lawyers using ‘rate chart’ to get fees
Attorneys handling complex civil litigation in Northern Virginia are making use of a new benchmark to win higher fee awards from federal judges, including a 2011 award of more than $4 million. U.S. District Court Judge Gerald Bruce Lee has twice accepted guidance from a survey of rates charged by Northern Virginia firms that handle…
Retirees Win Attorney’s Fees on ERISA & LMRA Claims
Plaintiffs who won their suit alleging defendants could not unilaterally terminate or modify retiree healthcare benefits under certain collective bargaining agreements are entitled to attorneys’ fees of $882,236.31, according to a recommendation from a magistrate judge of the Abingdon U.S. District Court. Plaintiffs seek an award of attorney’s fees and expenses in the amount of…
Trendspotting 2011
Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to present our annual exercise in crystal-balling and tea-leaf parsing, our Trendspotting issue. We identified five different areas of interest – The Marketplace, Law Practice, The Courts, Technology and Case Law. Each day last week, one of our editors took a topic and, in a piece published on our website,…
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Norfolk Division HEDWIG LISMONT, Plaintiff, FILED SEP 1 8 2014 CLERK, U.S. DISTRICT! COURT • ,-••• ‘ H K VA v. CaseNo.:2:12-CV-592 ALEXANDER BINZEL CORP., et al, Defendants. MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER On March 12, 2014, the Court granted Plaintiffs Motion for a Protective…
Important Opinions 2010
JANUARY * FEBRUARY *MARCH * APRIL * MAY * JUNE * JULY * AUGUST * SEPTEMBER * OCTOBER * NOVEMBER * DECEMBER JANUARY Attorneys $36 Million Fee Awarded in Accounting Fraud Case An Alexandria U.S. District Court awards NoVa lawyers almost $40 million in attorney’s fees and costs in a class action accounting fraud case…
Important Opinions 2012
Important Opinions of 2012 The “Important Opinions” that appear each week on the front page of Virginia Lawyers Weekly are those chosen by our editors as the most likely to impact law practice or a given subject area of law. Below is a listing, arranged by month, of the most Important Opinions of 2012….

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