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Monthly Archives: October 2007

Judges usually approve negotiated plea deals

When a Newport News circuit judge recently approved a plea deal that suspended all 45 years of a pedophile’s prison term, The Daily Press saw its online message board light up with angry comments. But the paper talked to Peninsula ...

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Civil Procedure – Settlement & Release – Oral Agreement (access required)

An auto-accident plaintiff who was awaiting a loss of wage form after her initial conversation with an insurance adjuster, who thought her conversation with a second adjuster was primarily about her property loss claim and who never cashed the check ...

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Civil Procedure – Venue – Interstate Highway Travel (access required)

In this personal injury suit against a truck driver and his employer for a motor vehicle accident that occurred in Hanover County, a Richmond Circuit judge says venue does not lie in the City of Richmond. Defendants assert there is ...

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Consumer Protection – False Advertising – Modular Home – Sale Of 'Goods' (access required)

Plaintiffs unhappy with the modular home they purchased from defendant manufacturer/seller may not sue the builder who constructed the home under Virginia’s false advertising statute, but plaintiffs have claims against the manufacturer seller for false advertising and for breach of ...

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Medical Malpractice – Doctor- Patient Relationship – Consult (access required)

A circuit court grants the demurrer of a doctor to this med-mal suit based on plaintiff’s failure to demonstrate that a doctor-patient relationship arose from defendant doctor having looked at “documents” on a consult for another physician. Plaintiff alleges that ...

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Municipal – Road Repair – County Suit (access required)

A circuit court dismisses a county board of supervisors’ suit seeking an order to require a property owner of the Virginia Department of Transportation to repair a road that has been closed because of damage to its foundation. Stormont Road ...

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Negligence – Negligent Supervision – Auto Accident – Pizza Delivery (access required)

In this case arising from an auto accident, a Portsmouth Circuit Court holds Virginia law does not recognize a cause of action for negligent supervision and training, and that claim is dismissed on summary judgment for defendant. This case arises ...

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Tort – Defamation – Venue – Child Abuser (access required)

A husband’s suit alleging his wife defamed him by stating in a letter to the Virginia State Bar that husband was a wife and child abuser cannot be tried in Richmond Circuit Court, where venue is improper. The complaint alleges ...

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