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Injured longshoreman settles after complex dec action – $3,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff worked as a tanker man aboard a barge discharging oil at a dock. Defendants, who had limited insurance coverage for a seaman, took the position that plaintiff was a seaman. Plaintiff claimed he was a longshoreman. After a trial ...

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‘Consideration’ Defense Waived in Rent Dispute (access required)

In this dispute over payment of an alleged rent increase, defendant had ample opportunity to raise a defense of partial want of consideration, and the Norfolk Circuit Court says the defense has been waived and enters judgment for plaintiff on ...

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School Control Statute Not Valid, Court Says (access required)

Plaintiff Norfolk City School Board wins summary judgment in Norfolk Circuit Court in this declaratory judgment action challenging the constitutionality of a state statute creating the Opportunity Educational Institution Board in the executive branch of the government, which has been ...

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TARP Limit on Exec Severance is ‘Taking’ (access required)

A former bank president is not barred from suing for severance pay under his 2008 contract by federal regulation restricting “golden parachute” payments to top executives of banks that accepted TARP financial assistance, as did defendant banks; the Norfolk Circuit ...

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Judges skeptical about lawyers’ stories (access required)

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A series of recent legal ethics charges suggests Virginia lawyers ought to think carefully about what they say when judges demand their version of events. Three lawyers are in trouble with the Virginia State Bar after judges became skeptical about ...

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