Thomas v. Omicron Development Corp. et al, No. 7:2011cv00588 - Document 21 (W.D. Va. 2012)

Court Description: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge Glen E. Conrad on 9/11/2012. (lab)
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ILERKS OFFI U. DI COURT CE S. ST. AT R- OKE, , VA FIED L sEP 112 1 92 I THE UNI N TED STATES DI STRI COURT CT FO R TH E W ESTERN DI STRI O F V I I I CT RG N A ROAN OK E DI I ON V SI ). E y J A , Dk ULI R B w W I AM W . LLI THO M A S,J , R. Ci lA c i N o. 11 cvvi ton 7: - 00588 Pl n if ai t f , M EM O R AN DU M O PI O N M OM I CRON DEVELOPM EN T COU OM TI ON a MI nd CHEAEL BASTO, By:Gln E.Con a e rd Chi fUnie Stt sDititJ e t d a e src udge D e e nt . f nda s 1 . 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( k tNo 1)A g neaie r frn e e u e o litf y h ie tts n tt in' Doc e . . e rlz d e ee c u ' t t Cons iuton ora f er l1 w doesnotby is fc e t a f r lques i M c rne v. o he tt i ed a a t el r a e ede a ton. ca t y W e t r i a 1 6F.d7 9 7 (t Ci.1 4 )(d eer frn e t t efd r lCo siuin, s Vicni, 5 2 3 , 41 4 h r 9 6 C r e ee c s o h e e a n t to M t l w s ort e tesa m e e as e to t a f er lque to i i ve a e no s fc e tt a , r a i nd r s ri ns hat ed a s i n s nvol d r t ufi i n o c n e jl s ci n'.No d Th ma ' v ro scamso i are yAfe Tr s a d o Fru , o fr t idito . r ) r o o ss ai u li f s ac n tr u t n /r a d' l ' ' s rm i tony G t c i na i ' ç e i s ons a phys ca t ea s ' c di ' hom nva i nd i l hr t , onve s on ofm one a t f o ' ri y, nd he t f doc nt iaieunde t Consiui orlwsoft Unie Stts' 28U. C.j1 ume s trs r he ttton a he td ae .' S. 331.Ther e i sm pl no wa t t l whih ofhi f de a rg s i a y,Thoma cai ha bee vi aed. si y y o el c s e r l i ht , f n s l ms ve n ol t 111. 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