Mostly industrial patents this week, including packaging innovations from MeadWestvaco and Philip Morris.
A burly Docket this week. A lender is trying to recover $7 million from an operator of apartments. Plus a plaintiff claims he brought smoke-damaged clothes to a dry cleaners that were then destroyed in a fire. And a patron at Kings Dominion claims a ride ran over his foot.
A neat one this week: Central Virginia Relic Hunters Association. Plus a new law firm and some new restaurants.
A commercial landlord with property on West Broad Street is trying to garnish wages to collect back rent. Plus several sexual harassment and discrimination suits. And a lender is trying to collect half a million dollars from a Richmond biotech firm.
New restaurants and new contractors. Best name: Hawkeye Racing Graphics.
A new patent for moving dough at AMF. A new shower cleaning sprayer device by S.C. Johnson & Son and a variation on a muscle relaxer created by an Ashland inventor.
The Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation started random inspections of real estate firms this month to make sure they are following guidelines — in particular whether escrow accounts containing security deposits are being handled correctly.
Lots of restaurants plus a skateboard shop. Best name: “Dimples and Checks.”
A patron is suing the Brio Tuscan Grille for biting into a stone in her minestrone. A business claims a competitor has a name that’s too similar. Plus a ton of slip and falls (including a case from someone who alleges the elevator in the James Center fell a floor). And banks trying to collect on loans.
A New York development company wants to sell a downtown plot where it hoped to build a massive, 30-story high-rise. Plus it’s auctioning off unsold condos in a nearby building and selling a commercial building on Broad Street.