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Corporations – Fictitious Name Registration – Law Firm – Car Owner (access required)

A lawyer who bought a BMW and titled the car under the fictitious name “Ferris & Ferris PC,” which had not been registered with the State Corporation Commission as required by Va. Code § 59.1-69, is not barred from suing ...

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Negligence – Negligent Retention – Emotional Distress – Employee Sexual Assault (access required)

A former employee of defendant Hanover Research Council who alleges he was sexually assaulted and battered by HRC’s founder/CEO can sue for negligent infliction of emotional distress; a Fairfax Circuit Court says the negligent infliction claim is not time-barred, as ...

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Attorneys – Legal Malpractice – Contract Claim – Limitations (access required)

Although a plaintiff’s original complaint alleged “Malpractice” against defendant lawyer, the complaint necessarily referred to a breach of contract action, since that is what legal malpractice is, and a Fairfax Circuit Court overrules defendant’s plea in bar which claims plaintiff ...

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Failures in care alleged after premature birth – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent and his twin sister were born healthy at 27 weeks gestation. Decedent was placed in the neonatal intensive care unit. Six days after birth, a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) was inserted into the right axilla and used to ...

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Dissociative identity disorder in Fairfax

The Fairfax Bar Association’s convention last week at The Tides Inn in Irvington provided an opportunity for banter and good humor not always present when one of the county’s 15 circuit judges is in earshot. At least one was in ...

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Dissociative identity disorder in Fairfax

The Fairfax Bar Association’s convention last week at The Tides Inn in Irvington provided an opportunity for banter and good humor not always present when one of the county’s 15 circuit judges is in earshot. At least one was in ...

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Contract – Construction Invoices – Contract – Fiduciary Duty (access required)

A developer of a town home project cannot sue a contractor for breach of fiduciary duty for allegedly submitting invoices for work not completed; the developer has not alleged a tort independent of the alleged breach of contract, says a ...

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Contract – Limitation Of Liability – Engineering Firm – Site Plan (access required)

An engineering firm that alleges defendant failed to pay for its services in construction of a tire recycling plant in Louisa County cannot limit its own liability to defendant, who has counterclaimed, alleging the engineering firm breached its contract by ...

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