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Owners Have Trespass Claim for Storm Water Runoff (access required)

Property owners may sue adjacent property owners on a theory of common law trespass, based on their claim that defendant owners developed their property in an unreasonable manner that removed vegetation and directed storm water runoff onto plaintiffs’ property; plaintiffs ...

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Settlement reached in FTCA birth injury lawsuit – $25,184,489 Settlement (access required)

Capt. Andrew Cibula and Jennifer Cibula, parents of JC, sued the United States of America alleging that Navy physicians mismanaged Mrs. Cibula’s first pregnancy, thereby causing JC to suffer a catastrophic brain injury shortly before birth. Mrs. Cibula was taking ...

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Jury Award Struck on ‘Insulting Words’ Claim (access required)

A jury awarded a total of $1.2 million in Fairfax businessman’s suit alleging defendant international businessman defamed him by denying he was plaintiff’s biological father and criticizing plaintiff’s handling of divorce and custody litigation, but the Fairfax Circuit Court strikes ...

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No Protective Order to Prevent Website Publicity (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court denies a protective order to plaintiff church to prevent defendants, who allegedly have defamed plaintiff on their website, from publishing on their website embarrassing materials defendants obtain through discovery. A number of allegedly defamatory statements on ...

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