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No Trespass Claim for Pipeline Survey Crew (access required)

Property owners in Augusta County who challenge defendants’ proposed entry onto their property as authorized by Va. Code § 56-49.01 to survey for construction of natural gas pipeline across plaintiffs’ land cannot sue for trespass; the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court ...

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Challenge to ‘Firehouse Primary’ Dismissed (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiffs’ challenge to defendant Democratic Party of Virginia’s use of a “firehouse primary” to choose a Democratic nominee for the 74th House District special election after the resignation of Del. Joe Morrissey; plaintiffs have ...

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Prosecutor Has Absolute Immunity (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses negligence claims filed against a prosecutor who represented the commonwealth in a fraudulent prescription prosecution against plaintiff that later was dismissed; all of the defendant prosecutor’s actions were “intimately associated with the judicial phrase ...

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