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Tag Archives: Judge Everett A. Martin Jr.

Boat Inspection Prompts Spoliation Dispute (access required)

In litigation arising from a boating accident in which a teenage girl’s leg was pulled into the boat’s propellers, plaintiff’s counsel acted improperly in conducting inspections of the boat, with the boat owner’s permission, prior to notifying representatives of the ...

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Boating accident leads to spoliation dispute over screws (access required)

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A screw-up over a screw that may have been used in a boat’s gear shift mechanism threatened to complicate a trial over liability for a 2011 boating accident. A Norfolk judge denied defense motions to dismiss a $30-million lawsuit based ...

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No Cell Phone Access for Electric Line Easement (access required)

An easement granted by plaintiffs’ predecessor only gave VEPCO the right to install and improve “one line of poles” for transmitting electric power, and the Norfolk Circuit Court overrules VEPCO’s demurrer to plaintiffs’ challenge to VEPCO’s intent to apportion the ...

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Seven seek seat on high court (access required)

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Seven people – four judges, two lawyers in private practice and a law professor – have been seeking bar endorsements for a pending seat on the Supreme Court of Virginia. Justice LeRoy F. Millette Jr. will be retiring from the ...

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