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No Standing for Nursing Home Challenger (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds a circuit court decision affirming the State Health Commissioner’s denial of appellant NHC Healthcare/Bristol LLC’s petition seeking good cause standing status under Va. Code § 32.1-102.6(G), in order to participate in proceedings before the commissioner ...

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Foreclosure Set-Aside Suit Sent Back to State Court (access required)

In plaintiffs’ suit seeking rescission of a foreclosure sale, defendants timely removed the action after a Virginia state court issued a letter opinion dismissing claims against the non-diverse defendants, but the “voluntary-involuntary rule” bars removal, and the Richmond U.S. District ...

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Complaints About Prof’s Conduct Not Defamation (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court grants defendant university’s motion to dismiss a professor’s claim alleging her department chair defamed her by accusing her of speaking disparagingly about the department, having “meltdowns” and “temper tantrums” and complaining that she did not ...

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Copyright Owner Can’t Sue Multiple ‘John Does’ (access required)

Plaintiff copyright owner who is suing John Does 1-10 for illegally downloading plaintiff’s movie, “London Has Fallen,” is not entitled to discovery of the identities of John Does 2-10 from their internet service providers, based on plaintiff’s allegation that the ...

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