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$4M Default Judgment Sticks in Chinese Drywall Case (access required)

In the wake of plaintiff Dragas Management Corporation’s $4 million default judgment against defendant Taishan Gypsum Company for damages incurred in the remediation of homes built with defective Chinese drywall, the Norfolk Circuit Court grants plaintiff’s show cause motion pursuant ...

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Notice ‘Delivery’ Needed for Little Miller Act (access required)

In plaintiff subcontractor’s suit against the general contractor and its payment surety under the Virginia Public Procurement, or “Little Miller Act,” the Norfolk Circuit Court says it will not consider as support for defendants’ summary judgment motion a USPS tracking ...

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College/Student Not ‘Special Relationship’ (access required)

A college student’s allegations that she was sexually assaulted in a dorm room by a fellow student after consuming drugged alcohol at an on-campus party “sponsored” by a college orientation peer advisor, during which college security officers observed underage drinking ...

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Judge rejects college liability theory in alleged rape of student (access required)

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In a decision touching the sensitive matter of campus sexual assaults, a circuit judge has ruled that Virginia law does not impose a “special relationship” duty on college administrators to protect students from third-party violence. The judge’s written opinion addresses ...

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