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Zoning – Site Plan Denial – Commercial Offices – Transportation Plan Ordinance – Dillon Rule (access required)

Where the City of Alexandria failed to give two notices of the planning commission hearing concerning adoption of a Transportation Management Plan ordinance, and the city charter is silent with respect to notice for planning commission hearings and requires one ...

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Real Property – Condemnation – Withdrawal After Lapse Of Appeal Period (access required)

Where the county board of supervisors waited until after the landowners had filed a notice of appeal from the order entered in the condemnation proceeding to withdraw the condemnation proceedings and offer to pay the landowners’ costs, this attempt at ...

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Contract – Labor & Employment – Noncompete Agreement – Radio Disc Jockey (access required)

Where plaintiff, a country radio disc jockey and operations manager, upon his termination, accepted a $2,000 check and signed a non-compete agreement in which he promised that he would not engage in a business that competed with his former employer ...

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Domestic Relations – Spousal Support – Order Reversed – No Restitution (access required)

Although the Virginia Court of Appeals reversed the trial court order under which the husband was paying spousal support, the husband is not entitled to restitution for the support payments made pursuant to the trial court order. The court of ...

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Attorneys/Ethics – Sanctions Under Va. Statute – Reasonableness Standard – Sanctions Reversed (access required)

Where plaintiff, who had been hired by defendant for a three-year term to be its vice-president for marketing and development, alleged that defendant breached the employment agreement by failing to pay him a bonus for procuring a lease agreement with ...

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Admiralty (access required)

Fumigation Of Cocoa Beans Where the U.S. Marshals arrested a shipment of cocoa beans, which are now warehoused at a third party’s warehouse facility, that third party custodian’s motion for leave to fumigate the cocoa beans is granted. The dispute ...

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Tort/Negligence – Personal Injury – IME – Defendant's Choice Of Doctor (access required)

Although plaintiff contends that the orthopedist chosen by defendant to examine plaintiff has a bias in favor of defendants, and that the orthopedist has a preconceived notion that two-thirds of those whom he examines for insurance companies are untruthful as ...

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