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Plaintiff had considerable spinal problems prior to auto accident – $200,000 Settlement (access required)

On June 23, 2011, the plaintiff and the defendant were both driving northbound on I-85 in Petersburg. Traffic slowed down substantially, and the plaintiff claimed she came to a stop. The defendant, who was driving behind the plaintiff, was not ...

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Surety Wins $1.6M Default Judgment (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s recommendation to award plaintiff insurance company $1.6 million in its suit against defendant construction company for losses the insurance company sustained when it made payments under its surety bonds. This dispute ...

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FDCPA Claim Sticks to Foreclosure Operation (access required)

Plaintiffs who lost their homes to foreclosure have stated a class count for FDCPA violations because defendants’ debt collection communications, viewed collectively, could plausibly mislead the least sophisticated consumer and affect his ability to make intelligent decisions with respect to ...

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Five judicial candidates deemed ‘highly qualified’ (access required)

Five candidates for the U.S. district court judgeship to be vacated by Judge James R. Spencer of Richmond when he takes senior status in March have been rated as “highly qualified” by the Virginia State Bar’s Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee. ...

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Mortgage Company Wants to Enforce Repurchase Contract (access required)

On recommendation of the magistrate judge, a Richmond U.S. District Court refuses to dismiss plaintiff mortgage company’s suit for specific performance to require defendant to repurchase four loans plaintiff bought during the past seven years that allegedly were subject to ...

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‘Fraudulent Joinder’ of Car Seller, Court Says (access required)

In this products liability suit arising from death of the mother of the owner of a GM Envoy Denali in a rollover crash after the vehicle was rear-ended, a Richmond U.S. District Court accepts the magistrate judge’s report and denies ...

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Cable-Theft Claim Against Restaurant Advances (access required)

Plaintiff sports production company that had a license agreement to show on closed-circuit television a professional boxing championship match may sue defendant restaurant for allegedly intercepting the broadcast and allowing its patrons to see the match; the magistrate judge for ...

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