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Condo association may be liable for dog-related injury (access required)

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A condominium association may be on the hook for a resident’s injury because the association’s president failed to secure her dogs. Norfolk Circuit Judge Charles E. Poston allowed a claim by resident Kelly McCarthy to go forward against Ocean Breeze ...

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Car-Shop Complaint is ‘Opinion,’ Not ‘Fact’ (access required)

In the present case, the alleged defamatory words about defendants’ work on plaintiff’s 1960 Thunderbird are not pled with sufficient specificity and are statements of opinion rather than fact, and plaintiff’s demurrer to defendants’ amended counterclaim for defamation is sustained ...

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No Collateral Estoppel on Firearm Charge (access required)

In defendant’s prosecution on firearm possession charges, the Norfolk Circuit Court denies defendant’s motions to estop the commonwealth from subsequent prosecution or from introducing evidence previously adjudicated during the trial in which defendant was acquitted of murder and use of ...

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City Worker Can Grieve Discipline, But Not Discharge (access required)

Although the former assistant director of a victim/witness assistance program may grieve her discipline for violating an office policy on rental car use, she may not grieve her dismissal, as grievance of termination for “special project” employees such as plaintiff ...

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