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Statutory ‘Cohabitation’ Claim Survives (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court overrules a wife’s demurrer to her husband’s suit to terminate spousal support for cohabitation under Va. Code § 20-109(A); because the parties’ agreement was entered into after the enactment of the cohabitation bar provision, husband may ...

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Tenant Has Contract Claim for Carbon Monoxide (access required)

A tenant who alleges injury from carbon monoxide exposure caused by a defective stove and furnace in her apartment leased from defendants can sue defendant landlord for breach of contract, but the Richmond Circuit Court sustains the landlord’s demurrer to ...

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Res Judicata Bars Suit Against Law Firm (access required)

After another circuit court sustained pleas in bar filed by defendants in this lawsuit, preventing three claims relating to defendant’s representation of plaintiffs of a decedent’s estate from going forward, the Richmond Circuit Court says the current suit is barred ...

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