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Monthly Archives: June 2007

Contract – Moving Contract – Property Damage – Painting (access required)

Plaintiff owners are awarded $2,500 in damages and their costs against defendant moving company for defendants’ unauthorized disposal of a painting that plaintiffs claim was a family heirloom. Plaintiffs, a married couple, sue for defendants’ unauthorized disposal of a family ...

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Search & Seizure – Traffic Stop – Rear- View Mirror Object (access required)

The fact that a police officer could not describe in detail the object dangling from defendant’s rear-view mirror that appeared to violate Va. Code Sect. 46.2-1054, did not mean there was no basis for stopping the vehicle, and the court ...

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Tort – Fraud – Conversion – Blue Sky Violations (access required)

Defendant restaurateurs are liable to plaintiffs, a woman from El Salvador with limited English and education, and her brother, for defendants’ conduct in defrauding the plaintiffs of their life savings when they persuaded plaintiffs to purchase one of their restaurants, ...

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Civil Rights – Employment Discrimination – 'Person' – University Defendant (access required)

Plaintiff, a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and an employee of the University of Virginia, cannot sue the university under 42 U.S.C. Sect. 1983 for her alleged discriminatory discharge because the university is not ...

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Contract – Coal Lease – Arbitration (access required)

Applying the Virginia Uniform Arbitration Act, the magistrate judge recommends affirming an arbitration award for petitioner Penn Virginia in this dispute over a lease for drilling and development of coal bed methane wells in Tazewell and Buchanan Counties. Petitioner is ...

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Criminal – Guilty Plea Withdrawal – Attorney Choice (access required)

A defendant may not withdraw his plea of guilty to possession of child pornography because of his alleged dissatisfaction with representation by his lawyer. Defendant has failed to produce any evidence that his plea was not knowing or voluntary, let ...

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Criminal – Juror Interviews – Outside Influence Allegation (access required)

A district court denies a convicted drug defendant’s request to interview the trial jurors who found him guilty in an attempt to impeach their verdict, as defendant has not made a sufficient showing to support any contention that an outside ...

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Employment Discrimination – Sexual Harassment – Title VII – Battery (access required)

In this suit in which plaintiff alleges she was raped by defendant CEO of her employer after she consumed alcoholic beverages, the court will preliminarily exclude any evidence of defendant’s consensual sexual relationships with other female employees to prove the ...

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Employment – University Employee – First Amendment – E- Mail (access required)

An employee of a university human resources department who also was a member of the NAACP who sent an e-mail from her office, prior to work hours, to another employee and personal friend with an attachment of NAACP documents related ...

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Insurance – Auto – Stolen Van (access required)

A pro se plaintiff’s suit against his auto liability carrier alleging breach of contract, fraud and intentional infliction of emotional distress arising from the carrier’s response to his report of the 2001 theft of his van from a parking lot ...

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