LBCMT 2007-Seminole Trail, LLC v. Sheppard et al, No. 3:2012cv00025 - Document 16 (W.D. Va. 2012)

Court Description: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge Glen E. Conrad on 10/16/2012. (mab)
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