BizSense Pro

The Docket: Court Roundup for 6.1.11

A manufacturer of gambling equipment wants to get its products back from an Internet Sweepstakes Café, which has since closed. Plus a lawyer is suing a retirement home for $1 million, a law firm is trying to collect $45,000, and Dominion Power is suing an industrial company for $2 million.

The R&D Dept.: Patents for 5.25.11

The brains at Hamilton Beach in Glen Allen have been busy lately with several new patents this week. A Shockoe Slip-based drug device maker gets yet another patent. And Phillip Morris has now invented a dissolvable tobacco strip.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 5.24.11

An internet café is suing its landlord for access to its location, a law firm is getting sued for malpractice, a former school board employee in Hanover wants the courts to make the County pay her a salary again, and a case about an alleged faulty fish tank. Plus a patent infringement suit involving a parking company.

Breaking Ground: Building Permit Roundup for 5.18.11

Lots of projects going up, including a new car wash on Midlothian Turnpike and renovations to a Virginia Credit Union building on West Broad Street and at a few public school buildings in Hanover County. Plus Kroger is going to spend $1.5 million to rennovate and expand a store in Midlothian.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 5.17.11

The estate of a six-year-old child who died while at a VCU dental clinic is suing the clinic for $5 million. Plus lots of judgments, including a local bank that is trying to collect $4 million from a developer.

The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 5.11.11

Local patents this week for VCU, Capital One, Phillip Morris and a Midlothian humidifier maker. Plus a local inventor has a hand in a patent for Freddie Mac, and someone in Glen Allen wants to patent a pillow case.