Trading Day: Inside the SEC filings for 10.27.11

Earnings season is upon us, and numbers are rolling in from companies across town. Plus a local banking executive gets a sizeable pay package, and there’s a new big name director at Altria from the beer world.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 10.27.11

A Chesterfield video game company claims another video game manufacturer didn’t follow through on a contract and wants $650,000. Plus lots of collections efforts in real estate and food service.

Big news for Bostwick

A New York private equity firm has acquired a majority stake of one of Richmond’s biggest lab companies.

The Stew: Restaurant roundup for 10.26.11

Welcome to The Stew, BizSense’s newest section, where we’re serving up a monthly helping of restaurant news. In this installment, we’ve got new restaurants in the Fan, Shockoe Bottom and Chesterfield, plus a few closings and some new menus.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 10.26.11

Capital One is getting into the wireless transaction business. Plus an interesting medical patent from VCU, patents from Altria and a new and improved blender from Hamilton Beach.