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Virginia Supreme Court reverses ruling regarding dentist's request over redacted records

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 13, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Virginia's Supreme Court has reversed a lower court ruling denying a dentist's request to compel a city to limit the scope of redaction in certain billing records he requested in connection with a lawsuit.

Virginia court orders loan company to pay more than $50 miliion for alleged illegal loans

By Marian Johns | Nov 23, 2018

HAMPTON, Va. — A Hampton Circuit Court has ordered a loan company and its owner to pay more than $50 million in debt relief and civil penalties for advancing illegal, high-interest loans to more than 1,000 veterans and seniors in the state, according to the Virginia Attorney General's Office.

Photographer files suit after Adobe Systems software allegedly permanently deleted files

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 16, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland photographer and videographer is suing a software maker over allegations a software program permanently deleted files.

Virginia Supreme Court says vicarious liability claim should not have been dismissed in Carilion Clinic suit

By Charmaine Little | Nov 16, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Virginia has only partially agreed with a woman who accused a health care group of revealing her confidential medical information to other parties.

Va. woman alleged to have failed to report mother's death, continued to collect $200K in federal benefits

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 12, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Legal Newsline) – An Arlington, Virginia woman is alleged to have wrongfully continued to collect benefits after her mother's death 20 years ago.

Ind. SC rules for FanDuel, DraftKings in lawsuit by college athletes seeking money

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 8, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Legal Newsline) – The Indiana Supreme Court has answered a question submitted to it by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in a case between fantasy sports operators and the use of personalities of former collegiate athletes.

Virginia alleges recycling services company violated state's waste management laws

By Marian Johns | Nov 6, 2018

PETERSBURG, Va. — The state of Virginia alleges in a recently filed lawsuit that CFS Group Disposal & Recycling Services LLC (CFS) has a series of waste management violations at its Tri City landfill.

MobiLoans violated RICO, according to class action lawsuit filed by consumers

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 31, 2018

RICHMOND — Consumers have filed a class-action lawsuit against MobiLoans, LLC, an Internet lending website, citing alleged unjust enrichment, violations of RICO, 18 U.S.C. § 1962(C) and (D), violations of Virginia Usury Laws, and Indiana Usury Laws.

Split Va. SC says employers owed 'duty of care' to family members of employees with asbestos claims

By Karen Kidd | Oct 16, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Employers owe a duty of care when an employee's family members are exposed to asbestos the employee brings home from the job, a split Virginia Supreme Court ruled Oct. 11.

Virginia True's un-permitted land clearing allegedly caused environmental issues

By Marian Johns | Oct 16, 2018

RICHMOND — Virginia's attorney general and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) are suing Virginia True Corporation, for allegedly clearing un-permitted land and other environmental violations near Fones Cliffs.

Cab company not liable for driver's death; He was shot by a passenger after threatening phone calls

By Charmaine Little | Oct 11, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – On Sept. 27, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled a cab company wasn't responsible for the death of a driver after he was shot by a passenger.

EEOC alleges Virginia country western dance bar manager harassed female employees

By Marian Johns | Oct 9, 2018

RICHMOND — A federal agency is suring a Virginia country western dance bar and restaurant for allegedly subjecting a female employee to sexual comments and touching by a male assistant manager.

Frontline Contractors alleges it is owed nearly $50,000 for work on Sprint project

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 5, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A Virginia company that worked as a subcontractor on a project in Ohio alleges it has not been paid for its work.

MCGUIRREWOODS LLP: Top-Ranked Environmental Lawyer Dave Franchina Joins McGuireWoods in Charlotte

By Press release submission | Sep 30, 2018

McGuireWoods has bolstered its significant regulatory and compliance capabilities with the arrival of Dave Franchina, one of North Carolina’s top-ranked environmental lawyers.

Newspapers fight Md. law on political ads; Attorney said lawmakers 'didn't care' about free speech concerns

By Carrie Salls | Sep 21, 2018

Newspapers like the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun filed a lawsuit Aug. 17 against the members of the Maryland State Board of Elections and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, challenging a new state law that imposes strict guidelines on publishers that publish political advertisements.

AbbVie files appeal contesting landmark $448 million antitrust win for Federal Trade Commission

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 23, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — Defendants AbbVie Inc., Abbott Laboratories and Unimed Pharmaceuticals LLC filed an appeal on Aug. 6 in a U.S. District Court in response to the final judgment in an antitrust case that found in favor of the Federal Trade Commission.

Whistleblowers get more thanks to Virginia Supreme Court ruling

By Randy Tucker | Aug 21, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court affirmed a lower court decision that ruled that in a Medicaid qui tam case, the relator is eligible for 28 percent of the gross proceeds of the settlement.

Plain Green, Great Plains Lending alleged to have charged interest rates higher than 100 percent

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 16, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Two Virginia residents allege two lending companies are violating state lending statues and are charging high interest rates.

Virginia attorney general lauds decision to halt Tribune Media, Sinclair merger

By Marian Johns | Aug 15, 2018

RICHMOND — Virgina Attorney General Mark Herring is applauding the recent Tribune Media Company announcement that it will discontinue pursuing a merger with Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Maryland facility alleges PETA members pretended to be volunteers for 'undercover investigation'

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 9, 2018

BALTIMORE, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland zoological facility alleges PETA members pretended to be volunteers to do an 'undercover investigation' of the facility.

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