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Res Judicata Bars P.I. Suit Revival (access required)

Although plaintiff contends it inadvertently inserted the words “with prejudice” into a dismissal order submitted in its wrongful death action filed earlier in Newport News Circuit Court, granting that dismissal with prejudice bars plaintiff from converting this personal injury action ...

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Court Compels ‘Instructor’ Testimony (access required)

In this medical malpractice action, testimony by personnel responsible for the instruction of defendant hospital’s employees is sufficiently relevant to ultimate issues in this case and reasonably intended to unearth admissible evidence, and the Newport News Circuit Court grants plaintiff’s ...

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Petition Claims Faulty Advice on Sentence (access required)

A Charlottesville Circuit Court denies a habeas corpus petition based on petitioner’s bare assertion that he pleaded guilty because his trial lawyer guaranteed a sentence no higher than seven years, when he in fact received a 13-year sentence. Petitioner’s claim ...

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No Temporary Injunction on Noncompete (access required)

A Chesterfield Circuit Court denies a company’s motion for a temporary injunction against its former employee who has gone to work for a competitor in plaintiff’s suit alleging misappropriation of “trade secret” customer lists and tortious interference with contract. Plaintiff ...

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