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New Business Licenses: 4.20.12

A new cycling shop and new restaurants around town this week. And the interesting new business names of the week: Smiling Racoon and 4th and Long Foundation.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 4.19.12

A packed docket this week: a local bank wants a receiver appointed for a new Henrico hotel, claiming it hasn’t been paid millions that it lent. Plus a dispute between a chef and Bookbinder’s restaurant. And an unusual lease squabble involving a tenant who claims she was shot by another tenant, and then not allowed to break her lease, even though she’d been shot by a tenant the leasing company allowed in the building. And a bank has a confessed judgement against SportsQuest for $300,000.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for

A local man is trying to patent his own toothbrush design. An inventor in Manakin-Sabot has patented a new method for curing tobacco. And another local named his invention after himself.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 4.5.12

Former SportsQuest gym

More SportsQuest lawsuits. Plus a construction/development company is getting sued by three other vendors related to a projects on Hull Street. Plus a college basketball coach claims his former employer defamed him when it fired him.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 3.28.12

Patents this week for MeadWestvaco, Philip Morris, La-Z-Boy and others. Plus a local man filed an initial patent for his own shoe design.