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The Docket: Court Roundup for 10.13.11

Tons of real-estate-related suits this week for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Plus one local bank is trying to collect from a HVAC contractor and another local bank is trying to get back $56,000 from an Italian restaurant.

The R&D Dept.: Patents for 10.12.11

A Petersburg company has invented a knife with a heated blade. And Philip Morris has a slew of new patents including a chewable tobacco pouch.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 10.6.11

A meaty Docket this week: Two doctors are feuding in Chesterfield, while a vendor has filed a six-figure legal action against Chesterfield sports complex SportsQuest. Plus some big collections efforts (including a $1.4 million claim against a construction company) and a plaintiff claims a former co-worker stabbed her with a screw driver.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 9.21.11

A construction firm is trying to collect a quarter of a million dollars related to a Manchester apartment project, and a creditor wants a special receiver appointed for a hotel company.