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Arbitration Award Subject to Res Judicata (access required)

A Loudoun County Circuit Court reconsiders its earlier denial of a motion to stay arbitration in this litigation over a contract involving road construction, and grants defendant’s motion to stay arbitration proceedings; under Va. Code § 8.01-581.012, a judgment confirming ...

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Noncompete Case Prompts Second Look (access required)

A Loudoun County Circuit Court reconsiders its earlier decision in this franchisor/franchisee contest, in light of the Home Paramount case, and decides the noncompete and nonsolicitation provisions in the parties’ agreement cannot be enforced. Central to consideration of the instant ...

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Association Can Collect for Litigation Costs (access required)

Although defendant homeowners challenge plaintiff homeowners association’s right to collect dues assessment to support litigation by the association, the Loudoun County Circuit Court upholds action by the association board of directors that led to the assessments, and enters judgment for ...

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No Fees for Conspiracy Defense Win (access required)

Although counterclaim-defendants won on Diamond Information Systems’ counterclaims alleging misappropriation of trade secrets and business conspiracy, a Loudoun County Circuit Court says they are not entitled to attorney’s fees, nor are they entitled to $13,599 in transcript costs; the court ...

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Looking back on 2011: The year in legal news (access required)

The reversal of a 20-year-old noncompete case lead the case news from Virginia Lawyers in 2011. Much of the first half of year featured news from the General Assembly. Officials at the Virginia State Bar sparred with legislators over $5 ...

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ER doc prevails in claim over shock following dogbite – Defense Verdict (access required)

This was a medical malpractice case involving emergency medical treatment provided to the plaintiff at the Loudoun Hospital Center by the defendant E.R. physician. Plaintiff presented on Dec. 25, 2004, at 5:40 a.m., for emergency medical treatment with complaints of ...

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With Issue Pending, Noncompete Survives Demurrer (access required)

A Loudoun County Circuit Court overrules defendant’s demurrer and says a construction company may sue its former employee for allegedly breaching a noncompete agreement by soliciting business from a client and trying to hire a former coworker within 12 months ...

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