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Court Enforces Contract’s Oral Modification (access required)

Plaintiffs alleging breach of an asset purchase agreement for property from their Hampton manufacturing business may not recover for alleged damages occurring during removal of equipment, including components of the electrical system, a Newport News U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge ...

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Student’s Grade-Change Complaint Dismissed (access required)

A college student cannot enforce a professor’s alleged agreement to change the student’s grade in a college course, as the university has 11th Amendment immunity from the student’s suit alleging breach of contract, defamation and fraud, a Richmond U.S. District ...

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Claims Dismissed in Truck Driver’s Rear-End Wreck (access required)

Merely stating that defendant was a professional driver of a commercial tractor-trailer when his poultry truck rear-ended plaintiff’s vehicle on Interstate 81 is not sufficient to state a claim for willful and wanton negligence, and the Roanoke U.S. District Court ...

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Online Job Offer Included Arbitration Clause (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court denies defendant financial services company’s motion to compel arbitration of her Title VII, age discrimination and disability bias claims arising from her termination of employment; although defendant says plaintiff’s acceptance of its job offer online ...

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