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Another Conrad case revived despite apparent settlement

Loudoun County Circuit Judge Thomas Horne will allow a plaintiff to pursue his auto accident case despite the earlier “settlement” of the claim by a dishonest lawyer acting without the client’s authority. Woodbridge lawyer Stephen Conrad, now disbarred and imprisoned, ...

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Fraud alleged in sale of Shelby Cobra prototype – Defense Verdict (access required)

Shelby American Inc. is a high-performance sports car manufacturer located in Las Vegas and the maker of Shelby Cobras and Shelby Mustangs. In 2006, its president, Amy Boylan, contracted with Richard J. Martin of Fauquier County to sell him one ...

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Purchaser pierces corporate veil to recover damages from fraud – $843,571 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that Tufail Mirza and his company, TM Mortgage Corporation, as well as his son, Adnan Mirza, engaged in fraud by claiming that there was no lien on a property being sold by Adnan. In the transaction, Adnan acted ...

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Cuccinelli bid for UVa documents lacks support, judge holds

Retired Albemarle County Circuit Judge Paul M. Peatross Jr. has sided with the University of Virginia in its effort to block Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s investigation of records from a climate change researcher. In a letter opinion today, Peatross ...

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Ex-sandwich shop owner charged with bankruptcy fraud

Federal authorities in Roanoke Monday arrested former restaurateur Roland “Spanky” Macher on bankruptcy fraud and tax evasion charges. Macher is known as the founder of a chain of “Spanky’s” restaurants in Central and Southwest Virginia. More recently, he gained infamy ...

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Fraud – Pilot Unions – RICO – Built-In End Point (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms dismissal of one airline pilots’ union’s RICO lawsuit against another pilots’ union; plaintiff union has failed to state a RICO claim with allegations that defendants have engaged in racketeering activity in order to achieve a single ...

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