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Creditor Liens Attached to Tax Refunds (access required)

Defendant debtors held a fixed property interest in their respective 2015 tax re­funds as of midnight on Dec. 31, 2015, and plaintiffs’ liens of fieri facias attached to those funds; the Rockingham County Cir­cuit Court grants summary judgment for plaintiff ...

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Plaintiff Sanctioned for False Virginity Claim (access required)

In a college student’s suit alleging she was sexually assaulted in a dorm room by a fellow student after consuming drugged al¬cohol at an on-campus party “spon­sored” by a college orientation peer advi­sor, the Norfolk Circuit Court sanctions the student ...

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Pipeline Survey Notice to Landowners Was Inadequate (access required)

Atlantic Coast Pipeline failed to pro­vide adequate notice to Nelson County landowners to gain entry onto their land to conduct surveys for a proposed natural gas pipeline, says a Nelson County Circuit Court; the notice’s statement of entry “on or ...

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Client’s Legal Malpractice Claims Advances (access required)

A Loudoun County Circuit Court denies cross-motions for summary judgment filed by the parties in a suit alleging defendants committed legal malpractice in asserting a claim for the spousal elective share by filing a counterclaim against decedent’s estate in the ...

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