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Mandatory attorney’s fees awarded in precedent-setting VFATA case – $243,684 Verdict (access required)

On March 8, 2013, a jury ruled in favor of an architect fired by the City of Alexandria, in the first case tried under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act’s anti-retaliation provisions, Va. Code 8.01-216.8 et seq. Plaintiff’s petition for ...

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Standard of care at issue in healthcare fraud case (access required)

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Doctors worried about drawing medical malpractice suits with any deviation from standards of care have a new worry: their records can make them targets for a healthcare fraud investigation. A new case from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...

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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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Accused Navy vets scammer is former lawyer

The man known as “Bobby Thompson” is a former lawyer with degrees from the University of Virginia and Harvard, federal officials say. U.S. Marshals say “Thompson” is really John D. Cody, an Army veteran and former Arizona lawyer wanted since ...

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Navy vets scammer identified, authorities say

The Navy veterans charity scammer will be unmasked by authorities this morning. “Bobby Thompson,” as he called himself, raised money in the name of veterans, donated some of it to politicians in Virginia, and won relaxed charity regulations from the ...

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