The Supreme Court of Virginia today reverses and remands the finding that breakaway Episcopal congregations in Northern Virginia can keep their church property against claims by the established church organization. The Supreme Court rules that a Civil War-era Virginia statute ...Read More »
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A Virginia Beach man driven from his home by tainted Chinese drywall cannot look to his homeowners’ insurance policy for coverage of his losses, a Norfolk federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar granted summary judgment for ...Read More »
Former George Mason University law professor Kyndra Rotunda has settled the remaining claims in her sexual harassment lawsuit against the school and her former supervisor, Prof. Joseph Zengerle, reports the ABA Journal. Alexandria U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema dismissed most ...
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Domestic relations lawyers around Virginia report a recent jump in the rate of divorce filings as the economy stabilizes. The increase in new clients still lags in fast-growing areas, however, because so many homes are awash in debt, lawyers say. ...Read More »
In what must be some kind of record, Pennsylvania-based CONSOL Energy Inc. will pay $75 million to resolve six years of coal pollution litigation in Buchanan County Circuit Court. The announcement comes in a CONSOL filing with the SEC this ...Read More »
A First Amendment battle between the Rockingham County commonwealth’s attorney and the James Madison University student newspaper reportedly has been resolved with the paper agreeing to turn over 20 images to law enforcement officials and the state paying the paper’s ...
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A Fairfax County judge has ruled a penalty clause of $300 a day in a business loan was unconscionable and unenforceable despite the fact that state usury laws did not apply to the loan. The ruling came in a dispute ...Read More »