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Civil Procedure – Default Judgment – Med-Mal Suit (access required)

A med-mal plaintiff who properly served his med-mal complaint on the registered agent for defendant practice group, Chantilly Specialists of Virginia, can strike a responsive pleading filed by another entity, Chantilly of Maryland, and is entitled to default judgment against ...

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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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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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Attorneys – Sanctions Under Va. Rule – Foreclosure (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court orders sanctions of nearly $10,000 under Va. Code § 8.01-271.1 against an attorney for filing a lawsuit seeking to set aside a foreclosure and eviction, based on allegations the judge says are frivolous. Defendants have brought ...

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Sanctions ordered for ‘frivolous’ foreclosure suit (access required)

An Alexandria lawyer who has filed numerous lawsuits challenging Northern Virginia foreclosures and evictions has been hit with nearly $10,000 in sanctions by a Fairfax Circuit judge who found the allegations of one action “frivolous.” It’s not the first imposition ...

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Civil Procedure – Default Judgment – Personal Jurisdiction – Corporate Agent (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court has in personam jurisdiction over defendants, a New Jersey resident and principal of a New Jersey LLC, on plaintiff Virginia company’s claim for fraud, even though the principal says he was acting for the LLC when ...

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Corporate – Non-Stock Corporation – POAA – Ultra Vires (access required)

Homeowners in Olde Belhaven Towne, which is incorporated as a Virginia non-stock corporation, have stated a claim that defendant property owners’ association’s enactment of a Penalties Resolution to impose fines to enforce use restrictions was an ultra vires act, but ...

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Criminal – Failure To Appear – Felony Indictment – Dismissal (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court dismisses defendant’s indictment for failure to appear on a felony because he already was convicted of contempt of court for his failure to return for continuation of his burglary trial after the lunch recess. In addition ...

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Attorneys – Legal Malpractice – Damages – Evidence (access required)

In this lawsuit by a South Korean minister and his family who claim defendant lawyer’s legal malpractice in handling their immigration case meant the family had to return to South Korea and lose wages, housing and educational opportunities, a Fairfax ...

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