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Contract Signature Binds Defaulting Owner (access required)

Plaintiff Goodwill Industries wins a default judgment and injunction against defendant, who allegedly breached their contract allowing defendant to place and service Goodwill-branded donation bins in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area; an Alexandria U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s ...

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Under the microscope (access required)

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A Richmond fed­eral judge has unsealed specif­ics of legal mal­practice claims leveled against Richmond-based law firm of LeClairRyan PC in connection with the federal prosecution and bankruptcy of Health Di­agnostic Laboratory Inc. Approving LeClairRyan’s $20.375 million settlement of those claims, ...

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Important Opinions January – June 2017 (access required)

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The “Important Opinions” that appear each week on the front page of Virginia Lawyers Weekly are those chosen by our editors as the most likely to impact law practice or a given subject area of law. Below is a listing, ...

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No Jurisdiction from Virginians’ Credit Reports (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiffs’ two class claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act alleging defendant “sham business” obtained millions of computer reports on plaintiff consumers, without their permission, to target them for high-interest loans; plaintiffs have standing ...

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Court Vacates Six Life Sentences for Juvenile (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court grants a habeas petition for a defendant sentenced to six consecutive death-in-prison sentences plus 118 years, for non-homicide offenses (multiple abductions, robberies and firearms offenses) committed when he was 15 years old; a partial pardon ...

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Bias Suit Dismissed for Discovery Failures (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s recommendation to dismiss plaintiff’s race and disability bias lawsuit under Fed. R. Civ. P. 37, due to plaintiff’s repeated failures to respond to discovery requests and appear at court hearings; the ...

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