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Owners’ Pipeline Suit Remanded to State Court (access required)

Plaintiff pipeline company’s references to federal regulations in their complaint alleging defendant landowners violated plaintiff’s rights under an easement and Virginia state laws, do not show a basis for federal jurisdiction, and the Norfolk U.S. District Court remands plaintiff’s suit ...

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BAC, Officer Observations Support DUI (access required)

The Alexandria U.S. District Court affirms the magistrate judge’s decision and upholds defendant’s DUI conviction because there was sufficient evidence to support a finding of guilt, including an officer’s observation of defendant’s multiple lane violations, defendant’s smell of alcohol and ...

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Court Rejects FCA Claim Based on SBA Program (access required)

A government contractor that received payments from federal agencies cannot be sued under the False Claims Act for allegedly making false statements on a form identifying the contractor as a participant in the Small Business Administration’s Section 8(a) Business Development ...

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Court Upholds Zoning Limitation Provision (access required)

A district court did not err in dismissing a landowner’s suit challenging a county’s comprehensive plan to extend sewer service, including a grandfather/merger provision designed to limit overdevelopment; finding a regulatory taking or constitutional violation in this situation would invalidate ...

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No Immediate Return of $19M Medicaid Payments (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court grants plaintiff children’s hospital’s motion for emergency injunctive relief against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ enforcement of FAQ 33, in order to reduce a statutory payment adjustment to hospitals that serve a disproportionate ...

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