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No Virginia Jurisdiction Over Japanese Company (access required)

A woman who alleges she was injured while operating a saddle stitching machine that a Roanoke company obtained from a Japanese manufacturer through its North American distributor cannot sue the Japanese company in Roanoke City Circuit Court; the manufacturer had ...

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Assembly bans sale of Chinese drywall

While lawyers continue efforts to determine what to do about homes afflicted with Chinese drywall and – more importantly – who must pay for remedial action, the 2011 Virginia legislature passed a pair of measures aimed at preventing more homeowners ...

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Sprinkler Heads Are ‘Equipment’ Under Statute of Repose (access required)

In a case involving fire on an apartment building’s exterior balcony, the Supreme Court of Virginia concludes that exterior sidewall sprinkler heads are “equipment” under Virginia’s statute of repose, Va. Code § 8.01-250, and reverses the circuit court judgment holding ...

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