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Arbitration Ordered for Warranty Claims (access required)

Although a contract for new home construction states that the warranty of Va. Code § 55-70.1(C) is “specifically waived,” absent contract language indicating the property is sold “as is,” a Richmond Circuit Court overrules defendant builder’s motion to dismiss plaintiffs’ ...

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Sanctions Sought for Possible Misjoinder (access required)

In this suit seeking damages for an assisted-living residents for alleged injury from a bed bug infestation, to which plaintiff has added claims for financial mismanagement of funds for plaintiff’s care, a Richmond Circuit Court will take under advisement defendant’s ...

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Defendants say plaintiff knew risks, but gave her consent – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 52, was seen initially by defendant urogynecologist on April 22, 2009, for a second opinion evaluation of stage III anterior pelvic organ prolapse, high transverse fascial defect, stress urinary incontinence and distal rectocele. A prior community gynecologist, Dr. ...

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Police officer accused of battery during traffic stop – $250,000 Verdict (access required)

Wesley Moore, a 20-year veteran Richmond police officer, filed suit against a junior patrol officer arising from events following a traffic stop. While the plaintiff disputed the basis for the traffic stop, the court determined the stop was legitimate – ...

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Husband’s use of joint accounts upheld (access required)

A high-earning husband did not have to reimburse marital accounts used to pay temporary spousal support and his legal expenses after the parties separated, according to a new decision by the Court of Appeals of Virginia. The husband’s payments – ...

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