The Docket: Circuit Court Roundup for 7.26.10

A Flying Squirrels fan claims he slipped at a game and is suing the Diamond’s municipal owners for what he says are shoddy and narrow steps. Plus a landlord alleges a restaurant is behind on its rent in Chesterfield and an out-of-state architect claims it hasn’t been paid by a big local developer working in another state. And lots of other legal proceedings.

Remaking the mall, one hole at a time

Although vacancies are creeping up again, mall operators are fighting back by adding new and unconventional tenants during the worst glut regional shopping malls have seen in 10 years.

Taking the temperature of a local equity firm

A struggling Florida bank run by two Richmond entities is being sued by a local investor for alleged fraud. The suit provides a glimpse into the overall health of a local private equity fund that invests in community banks.

For banks – size matters

A deal between a Hampton Roads bank and a struggling bank in North Carolina would shake up rankings of the state’s largest community banks.

Textbook business ethics

A local attorney has spent five years writing a book about business heroes.