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Hotel developer wins summary judgment on fraud count – $366,526 Verdict (access required)

This was a breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and piercing the corporate veil suit by a hotel development company to recover an escrow deposit from a real estate brokerage firm that failed to return it. U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady ...

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Defendant lost attorney-client privilege by blaming lawyers (access required)

A former Midlothian man fighting charges of tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud cannot claim attorney-client privilege to shield information in his former lawyers’ files, a federal judge in Richmond has ruled. The bankruptcy case of Arash Moazzeni was marked by ...

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Litigation pitfalls and pratfalls (access required)

Lawyers can find plenty of ways to stay out of a courtroom. Instead of the hand-to-hand combat of a trial before judge or jury, they can opt for some form of alternative dispute resolution. But the lure of the courtroom ...

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

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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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Fourth Circuit to take second look at health care law (access required)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has revived a Lynchburg college’s challenge to President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, with the acquiescence of the Obama administration. The court on Monday ordered the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to consider the ...

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