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Tag Archives: Judge J. Overton Harris

Plaintiffs claim earlier C-section would have prevented brain injury – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff mother, 39 weeks pregnant, presented to the hospital for an elective induction of labor on the evening of Aug. 9, 2011. Electronic fetal monitoring was initiated upon admission and continued throughout labor. The defendant OB/GYN treated the mother. ...

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Buyer Claims Seller ‘Diverted’ from Fraud (access required)

Plaintiff LLC has stated claims that defendants fraudulently induced it to perform a real estate purchase agreement by false representations regarding the nature and amount of real estate taxes and special assessments, and acted to divert plaintiff’s attention from the ...

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Bait & Switch? High court considers use of initial appraisal in road condemnation case (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia is considering the effect of what one lawyer called a “bait-and-switch tactic” used by the state highway department in road condemnation cases. The court could decide whether a jury in an eminent domain trial can ...

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Broker, Appraiser Rejected as Experts (access required)

In this suit by petitioning landowners against defendant VEPCO, a Hanover County Circuit Court excludes as expert witnesses for petitioners a real estate broker and a real estate appraiser to support petitioners’ claims about the impact of having high-voltage transmission ...

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Spoliation Claim Wins ‘Negative Inference’ (access required)

A husband’s refusal to produce certain electronic devices and provision of a reformatted computer amount to spoliation of evidence which prompt the Hanover County Circuit Court to grant negative evidentiary inferences with regard to husband’s adultery and secretion and waste ...

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