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Meningitis Case Prompts VCPA, Punitives Claims (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit for the wrongful death of her husband from fungal meningitis allegedly resulting from an epidural injection of a contaminated steroid produced by a compounding pharmacy and used by defendant health care providers, a Roanoke City Circuit Court ...

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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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Claim Survives for Tortious Interference with Expectancy (access required)

In this suit alleging breach of an operating agreement to form a musical management and production business, a Richmond Circuit Court says plaintiff has stated claims for tortious interference with a business expectancy and for rescission of the operating agreement. ...

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‘Continuous’ Trespass Damages Claim Untimely (access required)

The statute of limitations does not bar plaintiff’s complaint for injunctive relief for an alleged  trespass by defendant Verizon by coming onto his property in July or August 1995 to place an overhead telephone cable, without permission or authority to ...

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Plaintiff sued neighbors for racial harassment – $98,688 Verdict (access required)

This case stemmed from a situation that began when a husband and wife cursed out their neighbor, using patently racist language. This behavior evolved into regular verbal harassment, which was often explicitly racial in nature. Additionally, the wife filed two ...

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