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Tag Archives: Norfolk Circuit Court

Suit Not Estopped by Incapacity, But Sanctions Ordered (access required)

In this med-mal case with a “long and tortured procedural path” due to plaintiff’s counsel’s mixed signals about the elderly plaintiff’s personal capacity to sue and her lawyer’s filing of petitions for appointment of a guardian or conservator, and efforts ...

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Court Lost Jurisdiction After DOC Transfer (access required)

Although the Norfolk Circuit Court issued an order stating it would re­tain jurisdiction in the matter of de­fendant’s concurrent sentences for robbery and conspiracy to commit rob­bery, the court lost jurisdiction when the Department of Corrections took custody of defendant ...

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Sovereign Immunity Asserted in Maritime Case (access required)

A Norfolk police officer who was test-driving a repaired police boat when it capsized and allegedly injured two employees of the repair company may assert a state sovereign immunity de­fense in plaintiff employees’ maritime personal injury suit filed in state ...

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Wrong Loan Payoff States Fraud Claims (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court says defen­dants, who lost property to foreclosure, have stated counterclaims for actual and constructive fraud with allegations that plaintiff bank knowingly and intentional­ly misrepresented the amount of money defendants were required to pay to satis­fy a ...

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Officer’s Curfew Violation Stop Was ‘Reasonable’ (access required)

A Norfolk police officer familiar with the housing project where he saw an ap­parent “group of minors” at 12:30 a.m., had a reasonable, articulable suspicion for stopping defendant, based on his “fairly short and fairly small stature,” for a suspected ...

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