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Author Archives: Jordan Bondurant

Patient recovers for denial of treatment, beatings – $385,000 Verdict (access required)

Involuntarily committed patient at Central State Hospital denied recommended and needed medical care (Dialectal Behavioral Therapy a.k.a. “DBT”) for three years and subjected to beatings over several weeks, at hands of another, much larger, patient, who attacked plaintiff at the ...

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EDVA: “We buy houses” trademark generic, unenforceable (access required)

A company that obtained a trademark for the phrase “we buy houses” cannot enforce it, because the phrase was used extensively by industry participants to describe a class of services rather than any particular service provider. Background Plaintiff Express Homebuyers ...

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EDVA: Widow’s foreclosure claims don’t show breach of contract (access required)

A plaintiff allegedly trying to assume the loan obligations on a home owned by her late husband did not plausibly allege facts to support her breach-of-contract claims against the lender. The entity that conducted the foreclosure sale was dismissed as ...

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The 2018 VLW ADR Survey

On Aug. 27, Virginia Lawyers Weekly provided the results of the VLW 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Survey. This project provides information about ADR providers across Virginia. For a fee, participants had the opportunity to provide ba­sic information about their ADR businesses ...

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Social media helps attorney secure $60k for client (access required)

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In a tale of true perseverance and persistence, a Virginia attorney managed to successfully garnish a $60,000 default judgement plus interest after using social media to track the defendant down. The default judgement was handed down in Virginia Beach Circuit ...

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Test – Free – 2

U.S. v. Gilliam, case No. 17-1642, June 25, 2018. 4th Cir. (Diaz), from EDSC at Charleston (Seymour). Wyatt B. Durrette Jr. for Appellant; Julie Ciamporcero Avetta for Appellees. VLW No. 018-2-136, 16 pp. Download as a PDF Read other 4th Circuit ...

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Alston nominated for federal seat of Judge Lee (access required)

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Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr. soon will be nominated officially by President Trump to succeed U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee on the Eastern District federal bench. Trump announced June 7 his intent to nominate a ...

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