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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Real Estate – Condemnation – Billboard Lease (access required)

A Roanoke City Circuit Court denies a petition to dismiss this condemnation proceeding filed by the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority, filed after the RRHA entered into a settlement agreement with the property owners for $2.9 million, for their conveyance ...

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Wills & Trusts – Contract For Will – Parol Contract – Damages (access required)

Although decedent executed a 1987 will in accordance with her alleged parol contract to give her home to plaintiff and her husband in exchange for lifelong care, a Norfolk Circuit Court says plaintiff cannot sue for damages on the alleged ...

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Contract – Temp Employee – Background Check – Embezzlement Claim (access required)

A plaintiff company that alleges defendant temp agency assigned to plaintiff a temp without disclosing her prior convictions for financial felonies, and the temp embezzled and stole money and property, cannot sue the temp agency for negligence, but may amend ...

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Zoning – Zoning Violation – Scooter Sales & Repair (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court upholds the Board of Zoning Appeals’ determination that appellant violated Norfolk Zoning Code § 6-1.2, which bars the sale and repair of automobiles in a C-1 limited commercial zone, by selling mopeds from his property. Norfolk ...

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A failure to cooperate?

HOT SPRINGS–Defense lawyers take divergent views on whether to divulge a defendant’s lack of cooperation to facilitate a settlement. Under established principles, a lawyer defending a civil claim cannot jeopardize his client’s coverage by telling his insurance adjuster that the ...

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Civil Procedure – Venue – Auto Accident – Transacting Business (access required)

Defendant Autronics, a Virginia Beach engine repair shop, does not regularly conduct substantial business in Norfolk by virtue of its 9.9 percent in total sales in Norfolk, its 8.2 percent of purchases from Norfolk vendors or its advertisement in a ...

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Juror privacy rule advances

The Virginia Judicial Council recommended yesterday the adoption of a rule on juror privacy that leaves the matter largely to the discretion of the trial judge rather than having jurors in criminal cases identified only by number as a matter ...

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Juror privacy rule advances

The Virginia Judicial Council recommended yesterday the adoption of a rule on juror privacy that leaves the matter largely to the discretion of the trial judge rather than having jurors in criminal cases identified only by number as a matter ...

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Dissociative identity disorder in Fairfax

The Fairfax Bar Association’s convention last week at The Tides Inn in Irvington provided an opportunity for banter and good humor not always present when one of the county’s 15 circuit judges is in earshot. At least one was in ...

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