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Daily Archives: December 17, 2007

Supreme Court to hear challenges to transportation plan

The Supreme Court of Virginia has granted expedited review and will hear arguments Jan. 8 on the constitutionality of regional transportation the General Assembly adopted for Northern Virginia. That means the court will hear two related cases, Marshall v. Northern ...

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Domestic Relations – Child Support – Disabled Adult Son (access required)

A circuit court concludes it has no jurisdiction to order child support for the parties’ disabled 20-year-old son. The issue in this case is whether this court has subject matter jurisdiction to order that child support be paid for the ...

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Domestic Relations – Custody Change – Primary Physical Custody (access required)

A circuit court denies the motion of a father with joint legal custody and visitation to obtain primary physical custody of his three minor children. While the parents resided together in the family home, the father had a somewhat estranged ...

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Domestic Relations – Spousal Support – Wife's Inheritance (access required)

A man who was ordered to pay $2,800 in monthly spousal support in 1997, based on his income of $120,000, has his support obligation reduced to $1,233.67 per month, based on wife’s present income and a $700,000 inheritance, even though ...

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Insurance – Duty To Defend – Auto Dealership – VCPA Claim (access required)

An automobile dealership’s insurance carrier had no duty to defend the dealer in a lawsuit the dealer settled with a buyer who alleged the dealer defrauded her in a transaction in which she traded in a vehicle and leased another ...

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Real Estate – Condemnation – Town v. County – Waterworks (access required)

A Loudoun County Circuit Court dismisses a petition for condemnation filed by the Town of Purcellville to take a 60-acre tract of undeveloped land belonging to the county for the purpose of extending and enlarging the town’s waterworks system. It ...

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Tort – Defamation – Performance Evaluation (access required)

On remand after the Supreme Court of Virginia vacated a $1.8 million award to a defense contractor’s fired vice president who said she was defamed by statements made in her performance review, the Fairfax Circuit Court grants judgment to the ...

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36-year-old has heart attack because given too much drug – $470,000 Verdict (access required)

The 36-year-old plaintiff went to the Martha Jefferson Outpatient Surgery Center for routine plantar wart removal. As part of the procedure, she was injected with a solution of epinephrine to control bleeding. However, she was given a concentration of epinephrine ...

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Collision at red light causes severe brain injury – $3,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff is a 57-year-old woman who taught third grade in Charlottesville for 33 years. From 1999 to June 2006, plaintiff worked a second full-time night job in order to put her three children through college. She retired from teaching four ...

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Customer injures ankle in parking lot fall – $250,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff slipped on ice in a parking lot after dropping his car off for repairs. While he was lying on the ground, the manager for West Broad Honda told the plaintiff she had de-iced the entire parking area but ...

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