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.
New medical practices and some new restaurants. Best new name, a caterer called Green Monkey.
A Midlothian inventor created a new pill organizer for the elderly. Plus an armor composite.
A sports academy has a lease dispute with the Chesterfield sports complex SportsQuest. Plus a Pastor is suing a grocery store for firing him for allegedly not letting him work part-time on Sundays. A bank is trying to recover more than $1 million from a homebuilder on a line of credit, and an alleged embezzlement.
Lots of new retailers and restaurants this week.
Lots of businesses trying to collect bills, including landlords and contractors. Plus local publication “The Voice” is being sued for defamation while a former Lumber Liquidators employee claims he was dismissed on account of his race. And a slip and fall lawsuit with the plaintiff alleging he slipped on ice.
One of the region’s largest local banks is looking to go public.