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Contract Failure Limits Fire Damage Coverage (access required)

Defendant insurance carrier did not hinder plaintiff policyholder, an auction house, from contracting to replace its fire-damaged property, a condition precedent to obtaining certain damages under the policy; because the auction house did not contract for repair or replacement within ...

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Partial Fees for Prayer Injunction Change (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit challenging defendant county board of supervisors’ practice of regularly opening its meetings with board-led sectarian prayers, the Danville U.S. District Court grants in part plaintiff’s third motion for attorney’s fees and awards 50 percent of the requested ...

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Resort Owners Must Exhaust Remedies in Dock Dispute (access required)

In this dispute over plaintiff landowners’ right to build a dock on their Smith Mountain Lake property over which defendant power company has a Flowage Easement and federal license, a Roanoke U.S. District Court denies plaintiffs’ motion to remand their ...

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Class Certified In Seasonal Laborers’ Suit (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court grants plaintiffs’ motion to certify a class of migrant workers from Guatemala in their suit against defendants who operated a tree-planting service, alleging violations of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act and the ...

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Arbitration Ordered for Patent License Dispute (access required)

In this dispute over a licensee’s alleged use of an eye-tracking technology licensed by U.Va.’s patent foundation, a Charlottesville U.S. District Court disagrees with the foundation that the licensee’s nonpayment of royalties implicates the scope of the subject patent; the ...

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