A lawyer who said he was defamed by a draft legal complaint proffered for settlement purposes and later filed in court, cannot sue for defamation, says the Supreme Court of Virginia. Defendants in the defamation action claimed allegations in the ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia’s recent resolution of a zoning case by unpublished order has caused confusion both on the high court and among observers, where none is warranted. In its unpublished order in Town of Occoquan v. Elm Street ...
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In this suit for insurance coverage for a multi-million dollar loss of plaintiff’s infant formula due to infiltration of filter elements into the formula during the manufacturing process, the Virginia Supreme Court upholds judgment for the carriers because the policies’ ...Read More »
A civil complaint filed by a Native village on an Alaska barrier island alleging an energy company’s intentional release of emissions caused harmful effects from global warming did not allege an “occurrence” as that term is defined in the energy ...Read More »
A developer that wants to build in the historic town of Occoquan got a green light from the Supreme Court of Virginia earlier this month, in a case that raises questions about the role of “Special Use Permits” in regulating ...Read More »
On two questions certified to the Supreme Court of Virginia by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in this products liability litigation over the drug Fosamax, the Supreme Court holds that Virginia law does not permit equitable tolling of ...Read More »
The Virginia Supreme Court says a circuit court did not err in imposing a constructive trust on funds removed from the operating account of a management company for a local housing authority, by a secured creditor with a perfected security ...Read More »
A wool press operator injured while working for a lawyer’s side business of raising sheep and manufacturing wool cannot sue the lawyer for negligence after collecting workers’ comp benefits from the Uninsured Employers Fund because the wool and sheep operation ...Read More »
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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A father ordered in 1966 to pay support for his three children is not liable for support due between 1967 and 1982, as the 20-year statute of limitations on enforcing judgments in Va. Code § 8.01-251 bars the attempt by ...Read More »