Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Recent court activity

The office of the Virginia Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Financial Alternatives, Inc. The AG alleges that the company entered contracts with consumers whereby the consumers would pay for computers, but the company subsequently failed to deliver the computers.

An employee filed a racial discrimination case against Northrop Grumman. The article states that this company is the second the employee "has sued with racial discrimination allegations in the past several years. . . He [was] one of 26 African-American plaintiffs who sued Liebherr America, a Newport News maker of heavy trucks, for race discrimination." Liebherr paid a hefty settlement claim in that case, and the employee has the same attorney, James H. Shoemaker Jr., of Patten, Wornom, Hatten and Diamonstein, as in the Liebherr case.

Another set of parents has been convicted and sentenced to jail for serving alcohol to underage teenagers at their house.

Resource Bank (now Fulton) filed an amended complaint against Monarch Bank in their dispute.