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The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 1.19.11

The latest local patents include a closet with a built-in piggy bank, a bridge system for stringed instruments, a blender and a kitchen appliance that can keep food hot and cold at the same time.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 1.19.11

Some fascinating cases this week: a former employee allegedly opened bank accounts in the name of his former employer and then took out money, and now the company is suing the bank. Plus collections efforts from a handful of banks. Please also note, specific cases are available to BizSense Pro subscribers for an additional charge. BizSense will email the case to you.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 1.11.11

Landlords, a bank and a supplier of food to restaurants are all trying to collect. Plus a suit alleging that a business that wired money was taking some of it. And of course some slip and falls, this week at a Wendy’s and Short Pump Town Center.

The R&D Dept.: local patents for 1.5.11

In the R&D Dept. this week, a new surgical tool, a food product checking system for grading food and a new grip for devices like walkers. Plus a bunch of more technical ones from local manufacturers and a new credit card user option at Capital One.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 1.4.11

A jammed packed docket this week. A local engineering firm wants a judgment of $375,000 against the Nature Conservancy. And in a fascinating case, another engineering firm wants its money back from a Richmond non-profit that it says received an enormous donation by an employee who stole those funds from it. Plus, municipalities are going after businesses that are late on business license fees.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 12.28.10

A bank is trying to collect more than $2 million on a defaulted note to a moving company magnate plus other collection efforts, including a condo association v. an insurance company. Plus a plaintiff claims she swallowed a piece of glass from a Pepsi. There are no Chesterfield cases this week on account of the snow.