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Judge Richard L. Williams dies at 87 (access required)

Senior U.S. District Judge Richard L. Williams, a founder of what is now McGuireWoods LLP and a federal judge for more than 30 years, died at his South Richmond home on Feb. 19. He was 87. A native of Morrisville ...

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No Review of Arbitration Award in Auto Dealership Case (access required)

A Dodge dealership that lost its franchise in Hampton when Chrysler was reorganized in bankruptcy is not entitled to review of an arbitration award that granted the area franchise to another dealership, as that arbitration was conducted under a separate ...

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Environmental – Groundwater Contamination – Clean-Up – Indemnification (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court follows up on an earlier decision construing a 1996 Agreement between the parties’ predecessors and a 2006 Amendment between the parties that involved the sale of a Richmond manufacturing facility that requires a groundwater treatment ...

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Consumer Protection – FDCPA – Foreclosure – ‘Debt Collector’ (access required)

A plaintiff cannot sue defendant Commonwealth Trustees LLC for alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act for its efforts to foreclosure on plaintiff’s home because defendant is not a “debt collector” as defined in the FDCPA, says a ...

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Civil Procedure – Remand – FHA – Foreclosure – Face-To-Face Meeting (access required)

A plaintiff attempting to halt a foreclosure on the ground that defendant failed to have a face-to-face meeting with her in violation of a federal regulation, wins remand of his case from Richmond U.S. District Court to state court because ...

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Contract – Statute Of Frauds – Equitable Estoppel (access required)

On remand from the 4th Circuit, a Richmond U.S. District Court says defendants, a medical practice and a hospital, are not equitably estopped from asserting the statute of frauds against plaintiff’s breach of contract claim, because plaintiff knew he had ...

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Civil Procedure – Remand – Foreclosure – Lender Meeting – Amount In Controversy (access required)

A homeowner’s declaratory request for a face-to-face meeting with defendant mortgage company before foreclosure cannot be given a financial value, and a Richmond U.S. District Court says it has no subject matter jurisdiction over this case because there is no ...

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Civil Procedure – Motion To Intervene – Criminal Appeal (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies a convicted criminal defendant’s motion to intervene as a plaintiff in his stepfather’s suit against Dominion Virginia Power, the federal government, and a DEA special agent, to bring civil claims for negligence, invasion of ...

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Banks & Banking – Rejection Of Deposits – Foreign Currency (access required)

A bank did not breach its contract with plaintiff depositor when it rejected a variety of foreign currencies plaintiff attempted to deposit with the bank, some by ATM, and a Richmond U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to the bank ...

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Civil Procedure – Diversity Jurisdiction – Association Citizenship (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses for lack of subject matter jurisdiction one lodge’s suit against another because plaintiff has failed to adequately allege diversity of citizenship with allegations as to defendant unincorporated association and the John Doe and Jane ...

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