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The Docket: Court Roundup for 5.17.12

Lots of collections efforts. Plus a shooting victim is suing a local nightclub for failing to prevent the violence and two franchisees unhappy with their lighting franchisor want out of the agreements.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 5.10.12

Two M&A deals gone sour. More fallout from a failed real estate development in Chesterfield with a plaintiff trying to enforce a guarantee. And two subcontractors who are suing to get paid by a general contractor who remodeled a Harley Davidson dealership.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 8.9.12

A company in Mechanicsville has a patent for a plastic water bottle launcher. Plus patents from VCU, a Shockoe Slip company and an invention from a photographic firm in Petersburg.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 5.3.12

More suits against SportsQuest and this time defendants are coming after Chesterfield County, too. Plus more contractor disputes and a homeowners association wants the developer of a subdivison to pay taxes and hand over the common area. And in Richmond, a building inspector is suing for an accident that occurred while on an inspection.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 4.26.12

Lots of landlord collections: One is chasing $40,000 from the business formerly known as “Suitable for Framing” and another is trying to get $300,000 from two restaurant at Regency including from a local BBQ joint. Plus SunTrust is chasing a bunch of LLC’s. Another mechanic’s lien at SportsQuest. And a patron claims she was injured at a local rock climbing wall and is seeking $20 million.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 4.25.12

A local inventor is trying to patent a new type of grip for golf putters. And for all those menthol cigarette fans out there, Philip Morris has a new patent just for you.