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Civil Practice – Venue – Defendant's Business Contacts (access required)

Where plaintiff sued her former employer for wrongful discharge, the Richmond Circuit Court denies the employer’s motion to transfer venue because the court concludes that the employer’s business contacts within the City of Richmond constituted regular conduct of business under ...

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Civil Practice (310399) (access required)

Plea In Equity Where the tenant, who operates a petting zoo, responded to the landlord’s declaratory judgment action with a plea in equity that an oral agreement gives the petting zoo continued use of the property, this plea is not ...

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Negligence – Civil Practice – Malicious Prosecution – One-Year Limitation (access required)

Although plaintiff argues that his motion for judgment asserts a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress covered by the two-year statute of limitations, the court concludes that plaintiff’s claims alleging that defendant swore out arrest warrants based on phony ...

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Employment – Union Dues – Professional Football Players – Job Situs (access required)

Where plaintiff Washington Redskin football players spend the majority of their time performing their contractual obligations in the Redskin training camp in Loudoun County, Virginia, Virginia is their primary job situs and Virginia’s right-to-work statute precludes the National Football League ...

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Civil Practice – Conflict Of Laws – Limitations – Relation Back (access required)

Although District of Columbia law will govern the statute of limitations on this contract action because plaintiff and defendant were located in the District at the time the contract was entered into, the court declines plaintiff’s request to apply a ...

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Consumer Protection – Lemon Law – Plaintiff's Costs & Fees (access required)

Where plaintiff prevailed on both his Virginia “Lemon Law” claim and his Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act claim, the court awards plaintiff $30,372 to cover the approximately 113.62 hours involved in trial preparation and time, and 42 hours related to taxes and ...

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Domestic Relations – Imputed Income – Part-Time Work (access required)

Although the 61-year-old wife holds only a part-time position as a nurse, the court declines to impute income to her; because of the length of time since she previously served as a registered nurse, her health, her age and the ...

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Workers' Comp – Safety Rule – Ladders – Willful Violation (access required)

Although the employer claimed it had a safety rule regarding use of ladders and that the employees were not allowed to climb on the concrete forms like the one from which claimant slipped and fell, the employer has not been ...

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Labor & Employment – Age Discrimination – ADEA – RIF – Inadequate Performance – Same Hiring & Firing Officer (access required)

Where plaintiff, a 58-year old corporate quality assurance manager who was discharged as part of a reduction-in-force, failed to present any evidence that he was performing at the level of the three other persons retained at his management level and ...

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