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Corporate – Piercing Corporate Veil – Electrical Contract (access required)

Where complainant, the general contractor on a school construction project, alleges that as a result of respondent electrical subcontractor’s breach of contract, complainant sustained damages relating to its contractual relationship with the owner as well as subrogation claims arising out ...

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Wills & Trusts – Executor's Compensation – Real Estate Commission (access required)

Although the executor of the testator’s estate was cloaked with the power to sell so much of the real estate as was necessary to satisfy the funding requirements of the trust, this does not automatically entitle him to a 5 ...

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Tort/Negligence – Medical Malpractice – Negligent Supervision – Emotional Distress – Substance Abuse Counselor (access required)

Although plaintiff alleges defendant hospital was guilty of “negligent supervision” of a substance abuse counselor who engaged in an intimate relationship with plaintiff’s girlfriend while both plaintiff and his girlfriend were enrolled in a substance abuse program with the counselor, ...

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Real Property – Foreclosure Sale – Wrong Address – Substantial Compliance (access required)

Where the advertising for the foreclosure sale used the correct street number but the wrong street name for the property to be sold, the court declines to reconsider its earlier decision ruling the foreclosure sale invalid because the advertisement did ...

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Zoning – Variance – Minimum Lot Width (access required)

The Board of Zoning Appeals was plainly wrong in granting the landowners a variance from the applicable minimum lot size width requirement, and the decision of the BZA is reversed. Having considered the record in this case, and having concluded ...

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