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Episcopal property dispute heads back to circuit court

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 ...

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Rotunda-GMU case settled

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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Condemnation case settles for $36 million

An unusual claim to land ownership will not face a challenge in Alexandria Circuit Court, reports the Alexandria Sanitation Authority. The utility has agreed to pay $36 million to a company formed by real estate developer Charles Hooff and Alexandria ...

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Homeowner’s policy does not cover drywall damage

A Norfolk federal judge has ruled a Virginia Beach resident has no coverage under his homeowner’s policy for Chinese drywall damage that forced him out of his home. The decision is among the first few insurance coverage rulings related to ...

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