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Merrick Brock files fraud and business conspiracy lawsuit against members of LLC

Merrick Brock filed an action pending in the Henrico County Circuit Court, Case No. CL19-6133, asserting claims for fraud, tortious interference with business expectancy, business conspiracy, breach of contract, and unjust enrichment. The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiff entered into a real estate development project with two partners, but while they agreed to split profits equally, two of the partners conspired together to cut the plaintiff out of the deal. The two partners formed an LLC with just the two of them identified as members. However, the lawsuit alleges, the two partners led the plaintiff to believe he was a...

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The Virginia Supreme Court Extends Judicial Emergency Until April 26th, With A Bit More Clarity

The unanimous Order entered on March 27th provides that the court’s and clerks’ offices shall remain operational and provide services required by law, but it continues “all civil, traffic and criminal matters, including jury trials, except for emergency and other matters provided in this Order.” Three big takeaways: (1) If you have a routine civil matter, it has almost certainly been continued; (2) If you have a criminal matter, and the defendant is not in jail, it has almost certainly been continued; (3) Certain filing requirements and statutes of limitations that fall within this time period may be tolled for...

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The Virginia Supreme Court Declares a Judicial Emergency

On March 16, 2020, the Virginia Supreme Court suspended nearly all court proceedings for the next three weeks in the district and circuit courts in Virginia in response to the Coronavirus pandemic and to protect the health and safety of court employees, litigants, judges and the general public.  The Virginia Supreme Court’s Order follows a statewide ban issued by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam prohibiting public gatherings of more than 100 people. The order provides, in part: This Order shall be in effect from today, Monday, March 16, to Monday, April 6, 2020, and it is hereby ORDERED that NON-ESSENTIAL, NON-EMERGENCY...

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Merrick Brock Files Malicious Prosecution Suit in the City of Richmond

Merrick Brock, PLLC, recently filed a lawsuit on our client’s behalf for malicious prosecution against Rimtyme Custom Wheels seeking $850,000.00 in the City of Richmond Circuit Court. The case is pending against Viola Leasing, Inc., d/b/a Rimtyme Custom Wheels and Tires of Richmond VA, Case No. CL19-5130, and alleges that Rimtyme improperly initiated and cooperated in a criminal prosecution against our client in an effort to collect money that it claimed to be due after leasing rims and tires. Our client was charged with a felony, which was eventually nolle prosequi (dismissed) by the Commonwealth’s Attorney. The lawsuit seeks $500,000.00...

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What’s my case worth?

It’s a simple question, but the answer is complicated. Like most legal questions, the answer is:  it depends. In even the simplest cases, there are multiple factors to consider – some working together and others working against each other. The primary factors are typically (1) Liability – whether the other person / company is at fault, and (2) Special Damages – the dollar amount of your medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and any other financial expenses. The settlement value of any case will fall somewhere on a spectrum, but the range of that spectrum will depend on numerous factors,...

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