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No Injunction on Accounting Noncompete (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court denies plaintiff employer’s motion for a preliminary injunction in this suit alleging violation of a noncompete agreement. When assessing the function element of noncompete clauses, the court determines whether the prohibited activity is of the same ...

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Car-Shop Complaint is ‘Opinion,’ Not ‘Fact’ (access required)

In the present case, the alleged defamatory words about defendants’ work on plaintiff’s 1960 Thunderbird are not pled with sufficient specificity and are statements of opinion rather than fact, and plaintiff’s demurrer to defendants’ amended counterclaim for defamation is sustained ...

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Grant money will help problem-solving courts

A federal grant will help pay for treatment and recovery support services for participants in three specialty courts in Norfolk, including a “re-entry court” aimed at offenders returning home after a period of incarceration. The Norfolk Circuit Court Clerk’s office ...

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UIM carrier contributed to settlement after suit filed – $87,500 Settlement (access required)

In this motor vehicle accident case, the defendant failed to yield the right-of-way when making a left turn at an intersection. The plaintiff was diagnosed with post concussive syndrome and a sprained wrist after being extricated from his vehicle by ...

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Diabetic lost arm and leg after infection went undiagnosed – $6,700,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a diabetic, was hit by a car while a pedestrian. He suffered a tibial plateau and wrist fracture, which resulted in an open reduction and internal fixation. He was discharged within a week of the first admission, on Nov. ...

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No Dismissal for Missing ‘Necessary Party’ (access required)

In plaintiffs’ suit against a condominium association, a Norfolk Circuit Court denies defendant’s motion to dismiss the suit on the ground that all mortgagees and owners of the condominiums are necessary parties, and plaintiffs have failed to join all necessary ...

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