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Administrative – Hearing – Skirmish Association – Rules & Bylaws – Target Score Cheating (access required)

Where complainant alleges that defendant “North-South Skirmish Association” has threatened to conduct a hearing in violation of its rules and bylaws concerning a charge of cheating which had been lodged against complainant, complainant fails to demonstrate an actual controversy concerning ...

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Domestic Relations – PSA Breach – Emotional Distress (access required)

In this case in which a husband is suing on the property settlement agreement which was incorporated but not merged in the final divorce decree, the husband has failed to state a claim for breach of the agreement based on ...

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Contract – Mutual Mistake – Directory Advertising – Subject Of Listing (access required)

Although plaintiff, publisher of a telephone director, allegedly told defendant women’s clinic that the directory would not have a subject heading for “Abortions,” and the clinic’s telephone listing would have to go under “Clinics,” but when the directory was published ...

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Domestic Relations – Spousal Support – Wife's Job Termination – Relocation (access required)

Although the trial court’s earlier letter opinion awarding complainant wife a divorce and spousal support mistakenly stated that the wife gave up her job in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in order to relocate to Virginia, where husband resided, the court in fact ...

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Civil Practice – Final Judgment – Modification – Clerical Error (access required)

Although the attorney contends the court has retained the authority to modify a final order in order to correct clerical mistakes, the clerical mistake the attorney cites is one by counsel, not by the court. Counsel’s theory was that Va. ...

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Tort\Negligence — Conversion – Tax-Deferred Exchange (access required)

Where defendant lawyer, who was managing agent and director of a corporation which functioned as a qualified intermediary in tax-deferred exchanges under I.R.C. § 1031, accepted $660,000 from plaintiff for future investment in rental properties, but defendant only purchased two ...

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