June 12, 2011 |
It reads like a John Grisham novel: Mysterious figures send dozens of anonymous e-mails alleging misdeeds by a boutique commercial real estate firm. Said e-mails flood the inbox of one of the firm's biggest clients, which investigates the allegations of underhanded dealings, resulting in a lawsuit that now has the real estate world buzzing. The client: Bethesda-based Host Hotels & Resorts, the largest hotel owner in the country. The real estate firm: Molinaro Koger, a Vienna brokerage house that has engineered more than $15 billion in...
July 29, 2009 |
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought by Roy L. Pearson Jr., the former D.C. administrative law judge whose $54 million lawsuit against a dry-cleaning business generated international headlines. Pearson filed the suit in May 2008, alleging that the D.C. government broke the law in refusing to reappoint him to a 10-year term as an administrative law judge. The decision not to reappoint Pearson followed media reports describing Pearson's lawsuit against Custom Cleaners, which he claimed had misplaced a pair of his...
May 7, 2013 |
Two hearing-impaired women have sued the District's public housing agency, claiming that it has "routinely" denied them and other deaf residents sign-language interpreters as required under federal law. Jacqueline Young and Latheda Wilson filed suit Tuesday in U.S. District Court. The D.C. Housing Authority , they say, has subjected them to "degrading treatment" by forcing them to communicate with agency representatives through "scribbled notes, attempts at lip reading, or...
August 25, 2011 |
Loudoun Water has been dropped from a lawsuit filed by residents of Raspberry Falls, a community north of Leesburg, after a Loudoun County Circuit Court judge approved a motion made by the residents' attorney to file a nonsuit, according to a statement Friday by Loudoun Water. The Aug. 5 approval of the motion, which was made by the plaintiffs' attorney, Ted Yoakam, in June, means that the complaint against Loudoun Water is effectively dismissed but that the residents retain the right to refile the suit within six months.
March 10, 2009 |
CORRECTION: This article on a handgun lawsuit misstated the name of a list of handguns certified for registration in the District. The standard is the California Roster of Handguns Certified for Sale, also known as the California Roster of Handguns Determined Not to Be Unsafe. A D.C. woman filed suit in U.S. District Court yesterday, claiming that the city would not let her register a pistol because of its color. Tracey A. Hanson argued that her application to register a .45-caliber semiautomatic was denied because the gun...
May 13, 2009
A lawsuit can crush your business, and theres no foolproof way to prevent someone from suing you if he thinks youve made a mistake, breached a contract or caused him to have an accident while on your premises. The good news is lawsuits are costly and time-consuming, so most sane people wont waste the time and money to sue you if the claim is not substantial and you do everything you can to make yourself an unattractive target. Here are five ways to reduce your liability risk: Use your company as a shield.