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Defense Lawyer’s Suit Against Prosecutor Advances (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court says a criminal defense lawyer has stated claims including false arrest, malicious prosecution, abuse of process and intentional infliction of emotional distress  against the commonwealth’s attorney, for whom she formerly worked; plaintiff alleges defendant pursued ...

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Database Searchers Were ‘Fact’ Witnesses (access required)

In plaintiffs’ proposed class action suit alleging defendant Corelogic National Background Data LLC’s use of criminal background checks violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, defendant cannot strike as undisclosed expert witnesses two employees of McGladrey LLP who offer lay testimony ...

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Classes Certified in Background Check suit (access required)

In plaintiffs’ suit alleging violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Richmond U.S. District court grants in part plaintiffs’ motions to certify two classes. In September 2009, plaintiff obtained a job with Cableview Communications, which was purchased by defendant ...

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Split Judicial Panel Orders Redistricting (access required)

In the wake of a judicial panel’s decision that Virginia’s Third Congressional District reflects an unconstitutional racial gerrymander, and the Virginia General Assembly’s decision not to devise a remedial redistricting plan, the court directs defendants to implement a redistricting plan ...

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Ex-partner sues LeClairRyan for gender discrimination (access required)

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A federal lawsuit paints an unflattering picture of male-dominated leadership at the Richmond-based LeClairRyan law firm, but the firm contends the criticism is misplaced. Former LeClairRyan partner Michele Burke Craddock claims in her lawsuit that she was a victim of ...

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Parties Realigned Against Malpractice Carrier (access required)

In a plaintiff’s declaratory judgment action against the legal malpractice carrier for the lawyer plaintiff is suing for legal malpractice, the Richmond U.S. District Court will realign the parties on a motion by defendant malpractice carrier. ALPS asserts diversity jurisdiction ...

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Panel Upholds Virginia House District Plan (access required)

In a 2-1 split of the three-judge panel, the Richmond U.S. District Court upholds the constitutionality of 12 Virginia House of Delegates districts against plaintiffs’ challenge asserting the redistricting plan demonstrates racial gerrymandering in violation of the 14th Amendment’s Equal ...

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