An employer defending a suit alleging wrongful termination and disability discrimination has its defense of discharge for financial reasons struck for violation of discovery rules, a magistrate judge in the Roanoke U.S. District Court holds. Spicer v. Universal Forest Products ...Read More »
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Fastcase’s Authority Check versus LexisNexis Shepard’s Citation Service? Is it even fair to compare the two? These questions dominated discussion today at a meeting of the Virginia State Bar Task Force on On-Line Legal Research. Chaired by VSB president-elect Jon ...
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A defendant corporation that filed a subpoena duces tecum in circuit court has made a “general appearance” and cannot later contest the court’s jurisdiction, a Roanoke County Circuit Court holds. Marsinko v. Burwell, et al. (Roanoke County Cir.Ct.) (VLW 008-8-216) ...Read More »
Eight buyers into a Falls Church condo development who saw the condos they wanted to buy in 2005 lose 20 percent of their value in a market flooded with condos cannot get out of their purchase agreements, an Alexandria U.S. ...Read More »
A p.i. defendant who sent a check for 10 percent of what a carrier wanted, addressed “To Whom It May Concern,” lacked good faith and a Newport News Circuit Court rejects defendant’s defense of accord and satisfaction. Hooten, by GEICO, ...Read More »
The Washington Redskins are on a roll, and now they can share their thus-far successful season with an even wider range of fans. FedEx Field must provide its deaf and hard-of-hearing clients with “equal access to aural content” broadcast in ...Read More »
A Dodge Durango buyer who agreed to return to the dealership to retrieve the title to the vehicle once his check cleared, but who neglected to do so and whose vehicle was impounded after his temporary registration and tags expired, ...Read More »
Beware of “dabbling” in juvenile court, warns Lynchburg lawyer Margaret Nelson. An adjudication of guilt can have “serious collateral consequences” under Virginia law, and too many lawyers come into the juvenile and domestic relations court with no appreciation of that ...
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A woman can sue the Wholesale Club where she worked – but not the store manager – for the store’s failure to adequately warn or provide security from her husband who shot her on store property, a Norfolk Circuit Court ...Read More »