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Virginia secures $150,000 for consumers victimized by alleged home improvement fraud scheme

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Jan. 10 that his office has secured $150,000 in restitution for more than 60 consumers who were allegedly defrauded by Sea-Thru Windows Inc., a window seller and installer, and its president and sole owner, Jeffery C. Pesich.

FDIC's attack on PwC puts judge behind schedule

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge has put a damages trial on hold in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s multibillion-dollar lawsuit against accounting firm PwC over 2009 failure of Colonial Bank Group, saying she was behind schedule on determining the threshold question of liability.

Customer alleges Gap, Banana Republic advertise 'fictitious' former prices

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey consumer alleges the base prices on items sold at Gap and Banana Republic Factory stores are "fake" to create the impression the items have been discounted.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A Virginia dentist alleges his practice has suffered because of a volunteer clinic in the area. files motion to dismiss suit, cites arbitration clause in agreement

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Online money lender 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.