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The Docket: Court Roundup for 12.15.11

A social media consultant is being sued for allegedly botching a website redesign and embarrassing the client with “misleading and defamatory messages.” Another plaintiff is suing for an alleged faulty hip replacement. Plus another vendor is trying to collect from SportsQuest.

Moving Day: November home sales over $500,000

With help from the Richmond Association of Realtors, RBS is adding a monthly data section of home sales greater than $500,000. Check out the list for November, which includes a rare modern house that sold in the City of Richmond near the river for $750,000. Plus lots of sales in Chesterfield and Henrico.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 12.8.11

A bank is trying to collect more than $700,000 from a defunct healthcare startup. And a log home that still smells like cat pee to the chagrin of the plaintiff who bought the home. Plus a dispute between the owners of a notorious night club.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 12.1.11

Lots of collections efforts including one by a landlord. Plus a land dispute involving a 1,435 acre tract in Chesterfield. And a plantiff alleges she was rear-ended in a go-cart race.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 11.23.11

The tobacco industry is getting even more high tech as an Altria subsidiary was issued a patent this week for cloning nicotine genes. Plus patents from MeadWestvaco, IBM, Honeywell and others.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 11.17.11

A startup is suing its venture capital backers (including a local VC firm) for misusing its intellectual property. Plus a very unusual restaurant suit involving an alleged racist cook.