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Phoney Lawsuits: How to sue your way out of college debt

John O'Brien Nov. 15, 2017, 8:00am

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Former students still saddled with college loans were urged by lawyers and debt-relief companies to stop making payments because filing a lawsuit was an easier way to get out of debt, according to racketeering allegations against two law firms.

Branch Banking and Trust Co. of Virginia consumers alleged they were charged unnecessary fees

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 9, 2017, 8:46am

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Virginia consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against a bank over allegations that they were victims of illegal predatory lending schemes and that the bank assessed unnecessary fees.

Virginia high court affirms ruling that former Community Management Corp. CEO is barred from seeking attorneys fees

David Hutton Nov. 1, 2017, 10:28am

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling dismissing a woman’s efforts to recoup legal fees incurred in defending a prior action against Community Management Corp.

Virginia: Internet lender to pay $264,000 after violating state's Consumer Protection Act

Mark Iandolo Oct. 31, 2017, 8:46am

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Oct. 25 that Investment Evolution Corporation, doing business as Mr. Amazing Loans (Mr. Amazing Loans), will pay $264,000 in restitution after allegations of violating the Virginia Consumer Protection Act (VCPA).

Court will decide $10 billion State Dept. contract by Oct. 31

Ann Maher Oct. 7, 2017, 3:06pm

WASHINGTON - Oral arguments were held Friday at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC) in a case brought by DynCorp International against AAR Airlift Group over alleged misappropriation of trade secrets involving a high stakes government contract worth $10 billion.

Virginia alleges Allied Title Lending violated state laws, made illegal loans

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 4:45pm

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced a lawsuit Sept. 13 against open-end credit plan lender Allied Title Lending LLC, doing business as Allied Cash Advance, for allegations of making illegal loans.

After CashCall settlement, checks going to more than 9,600 Va. consumers

Mark Iandolo Sep. 11, 2017, 3:42pm

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Sept. 6 that his office will deliver checks averaging $982 to consumers victimized by CashCall Inc.’s alleged “rent-a-tribe” predatory lending scheme.

Duty free stores at Dulles Airport win at Va. SC; Decision significant for Import-Export Clause

Carrie Salls Sep. 6, 2017, 10:19am

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court on Aug. 24 reversed a circuit court ruling against Dulles Duty Free LLC in its challenge of Loudoun County’s attempt to collect a Business, Professional and Occupational License (BPOL) tax on its sales.

Dentist claims Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, DentaQuest LLC violated Sherman Act

Wadi Reformado Aug. 28, 2017, 3:32pm

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A Virginia dentist alleges his practice has suffered because of a volunteer clinic in the area.

NHCash.com files motion to dismiss suit, cites arbitration clause in agreement

Sara McCleary Aug. 10, 2017, 9:09am

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Online money lender NHCash.com has filed a motion to dismiss a case against it in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Suit against doctor accused of making inappropriate sexual remarks during exam tossed out by Va. high court

Dee Thompson Aug. 8, 2017, 11:51am

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A Virginia doctor accused by a former patient of making inappropriate sexual remarks during an examination has prevailed in the lawsuit filed against him by the patient.

Landowners affected by proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline challenge eminent domain

Wadi Reformado Aug. 8, 2017, 8:25am

ROANOKE, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Land owners in Virginia and West Virginia are challenging a proposed gas line that would travel through their properties.

Plain Green LLC, Great Plains Lending LLC accused of charging interest rates of more than 100 percent

Mike Torres Aug. 1, 2017, 9:33am

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Three Virginia consumers allege they were charged excessive interest rates on loans.

Virginia secures settlement with credit lender that allegedly violated Consumer Protection Act

Mark Iandolo Jul. 31, 2017, 2:38pm

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced July 25 that Alternative Finance Company, an open-end credit lender in Virginia Beach, will provide refunds and debt forgiveness to roughly 600 consumers after allegations of violating the Virginia statutes applicable to consumer finance companies and the Virginia Consumer Protection Act (VCPA).

Va. high court: Woman filed frivolous lawsuits, wasted judicial resources

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 31, 2017, 7:05am

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – On June 8, the Virginia Supreme Court imposed an injunction against Dora Adkins, who has filed 41 lawsuits over eight years.

Virginia Supreme Court rules Atlantic Coast Pipeline's notice to landowners did not satisfy code

Olivia Olsen Jul. 26, 2017, 10:29am

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – On July 13, the Virginia Supreme Court issued a decision in an appeal involving a property survey notice provided by a natural gas company.

Fourth Circuit finds in favor of coal miner in 'mark of the beast' case

Glenn Minnis Jun. 21, 2017, 10:05am

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeals court in Virginia has affirmed a $586,861 jury award handed to a man who says he was forced to retire from his mining job when religious principles prevented him from using a biometric hand scanner.

Fourth Circuit dismisses $12M credit report case against Experian

Shanice Harris Jun. 6, 2017, 9:51am

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has overturned a nearly $12 million award in a class action lawsuit against Experian Information Solutions.

Class action filed against NHCash.com

Mike Torres May 17, 2017, 9:01am

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Five consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against a New Hampshire financial business, alleging misrepresentation in debt collection.

EPA settles with owner of Hidden Lane Superfund Site in Virginia

Mark Iandolo May 8, 2017, 12:52pm

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced May 3 that Persimmon Lane LLC has settled with the agency and the commonwealth of Virginia. The company will help fund the cleanup of the Hidden Lane Superfund site, a 150-acre property in Sterling, Loudon County, Virginia.