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News in Brief for Jan. 30, 1995 (access required)

Prosecutors endorse appellate candidates The Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys is the first statewide bar organization to endorse candidates for vacancies on both the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. At a Jan. 20 meeting, the association’s board of ...

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11th-hour title glitch voids sale (access required)

A foreclosure sale must be set aside because the trustee refused to halt the sale after learning of a title glitch as he stood on the courthouse steps, a Charlottesville Circuit judge has ruled. The case demonstrates, as the trustee’s ...

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Burden for conspiracy lowered (access required)

By Christine Wright, Legal Editor A computer-repair company that lost a contract to a competitor can go to trial on its claim of statutory conspiracy against the company that awarded the contract, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled. The decision ...

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Respondeat superior is broadened (access required)

In the CBS case above, the Virginia Supreme Court also allowed the repair company to go to trial on its claim for respondeat superior. The repair company stated a claim, even if the employee was acting from a personal motive, ...

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