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Kinser to be next chief justice (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia today selected Justice Cynthia D. Kinser to be the first woman to serve as chief justice of the court. Kinser is third in seniority on the court to the current chief, Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr., ...

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Kinser to be next chief justice

The Supreme Court of Virginia today selected Justice Cynthia D. Kinser to be the first woman to serve as chief justice of the court. Kinser is third in seniority on the court to the current chief, Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr., ...

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Civil Procedure – Default Judgment – Personal Jurisdiction – Corporate Agent (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court has in personam jurisdiction over defendants, a New Jersey resident and principal of a New Jersey LLC, on plaintiff Virginia company’s claim for fraud, even though the principal says he was acting for the LLC when ...

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Consumer Protection – Fair Credit Act – Libel – Injunctive Relief (access required)

On a matter of first impression, a Fairfax Circuit Court holds that the Fair Credit Reporting Act preempts injunctive relief requested by plaintiff under his common law libel action for a credit reporting agency’s alleged retention of false information about ...

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Domestic Relations – Child Support – Material Change – Private School (access required)

Evidence relating to a child’s past and anticipated enrollment in private school and daycare does not show a material change of circumstances since the court last entered a child support award, and the Richmond Circuit Court will leave support as ...

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Insurance – Fire Damage – Subrogee (access required)

In this action by an insurer as subrogee against defendant insurer, for indemnity seeking payment it made to its insured, a Richmond Circuit Court considers the parties’ cross-motions for summary judgment and grants defendant’s motion. The parties’ cross-motions for summary ...

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Municipal – Rental Inspection Districts – Landlords’ Challenge (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court rejects plaintiff landlords’ challenge to a local ordinance that created two rental inspection districts that encompassed all of Fairfax City, and holds that the ordinance was within the express power granted under the enabling statute and ...

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Corporate – Non-Stock Corporation – POAA – Ultra Vires (access required)

Homeowners in Olde Belhaven Towne, which is incorporated as a Virginia non-stock corporation, have stated a claim that defendant property owners’ association’s enactment of a Penalties Resolution to impose fines to enforce use restrictions was an ultra vires act, but ...

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Altria leads list of biggest-spending lobbyists

Altria spent the most in the last legislative year in lobbying Virginia public officials, according to the annual report by the Virginia Public Access Project. The holding company that has Philip Morris USA as its principal asset spent $328,848, according ...

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