The Docket: Court Roundup for 2.15.11

Capital One wants damages from a Richmond-based consultant. An architect tries to collect fees. A wrongful termination and defamation suit at Wellpoint. Meanwhile a former City Councilman has sued VCU and it’s current and former president. Plus A Valentines-Day slip and fall from 2009 and a plaintiff claims he cracked a tooth on an undercooked rice kernel at Taco Bell.

Monday Q&A: From the ball field to the film biz

Rich Prado hasn’t been in school for almost a decade, and he’s still on the academic calendar, running his own business that creates recruiting videos for high school athletes.

Startup aims to give caregivers a lift

Two former First Market Bank executives have launched a web-based business aimed at consumers who care for aging relatives.

DealFlow: Investment Banking roundup for 2.11.11

Welcome to DealFlow, a new monthly BizSense data section that tracks the recent deals that local firms had a hand in, whether by brokering a capital raise, advising on an IPO or helping close an M&A deal. This week, lots of deals from Harris Williams, Wunderlich and BB&T Capital Markets.

Pipeline: Commercial Real Estate Round Up for 2.11.11

Red Hat, Inc. leased 7,042 square feet at 1001 Haxall Point in Richmond. Molina Information Systems leased17,330 square feet in Innsbrook, while Sports Factory, LLC leased 4,000 square feet in Brandy Centre in Henrico.

Raze the roof

The Shops at Willow Lawn is in store for a “surgical dismantling.”

Lawsuit brings out the stingers

Suing a law firm is a lot like smacking a hornet nest. After being hit with a $45 million legal malpractice lawsuit, one of the area’s largest law firms has fired back.

Inside the SEC filings for 2.9.11

A local REIT is looking to buy almost $100 million worth of hotels; struggling bank-holding companies showed at least some signs of a turnaround; and dividends are being paid by several local public companies.