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‘Actual Knowledge’ is Standard for Gas Utility (access required)

In this personal injury suit arising from a carbon monoxide incident at an apartment in Blacksburg, a Richmond Circuit Court denies summary judgment to defendant utility that supplied the natural gas hot water heating equipment in the apartment. Defendant Atmos ...

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Claims After Nonsuit Are Barred as ‘New’ (access required)

Claims added to a med-mal plaintiff’s recommenced action after nonsuit, alleging defendant physician failed to assess her fetus’s viability, terminated her pregnancy and left her infertile without advising her of other options, are new claims under the “same evidence” test, ...

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School Control Statute Not Valid, Court Says (access required)

Plaintiff Norfolk City School Board wins summary judgment in Norfolk Circuit Court in this declaratory judgment action challenging the constitutionality of a state statute creating the Opportunity Educational Institution Board in the executive branch of the government, which has been ...

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Court Upholds Denial of Cell Phone Tower Permit (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court upholds denial of a special permit to a recreation association and a wireless telecommunications carrier to allow construction of a 128-foot stealth monopole and ancillary equipment on the association’s property. Petitioner argues that the Board of ...

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