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Plaintiff Sanctioned for False Virginity Claim (access required)

In a college student’s suit alleging she was sexually assaulted in a dorm room by a fellow student after consuming drugged al¬cohol at an on-campus party “spon­sored” by a college orientation peer advi­sor, the Norfolk Circuit Court sanctions the student ...

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Pipeline Survey Notice to Landowners Was Inadequate (access required)

Atlantic Coast Pipeline failed to pro­vide adequate notice to Nelson County landowners to gain entry onto their land to conduct surveys for a proposed natural gas pipeline, says a Nelson County Circuit Court; the notice’s statement of entry “on or ...

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Client’s Legal Malpractice Claims Advances (access required)

A Loudoun County Circuit Court denies cross-motions for summary judgment filed by the parties in a suit alleging defendants committed legal malpractice in asserting a claim for the spousal elective share by filing a counterclaim against decedent’s estate in the ...

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Stop Not Justified by Yellow- Line ‘Touching’ (access required)

Although a police officer testified that defendant appeared to be driving over the posted speed limit when he first observed him at 3:00 a.m., the driver’s “isolated acts of slight drifting” to “touch” the yellow line twice over a one-mile ...

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Sheriff Must Show Bus Video to School Board (access required)

A video from a public school bus’s sur­veillance system showing conduct by the boys’ basketball teams that school officials termed “appalling” and “violent” is school property and the sheriff’s department is required to show the video for the school board’s ...

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Trespass Claim Based on Invalid Permit Filed Too Late (access required)

Although plaintiff landowner did not discover until 2011 that VDOT errone­ously issued a permit for defendant tele­phone company to install underground power lines on plaintiff’s property, plain­tiff’s 2015 suit alleging claims for continu­ing trespass and inverse condemnation is time-barred, says ...

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No Immunity in Suit Alleging Patient Infection (access required)

An obstetrical practice sued after its staff member allegedly infected a newmother with a streptococcus infection is not immune from a medical malpractice suit under a statute that grants immu­nity from claims related to disclosure of confidential information involving an ...

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