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No Injunction on Accounting Noncompete (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court denies plaintiff employer’s motion for a preliminary injunction in this suit alleging violation of a noncompete agreement. When assessing the function element of noncompete clauses, the court determines whether the prohibited activity is of the same ...

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Car-Shop Complaint is ‘Opinion,’ Not ‘Fact’ (access required)

In the present case, the alleged defamatory words about defendants’ work on plaintiff’s 1960 Thunderbird are not pled with sufficient specificity and are statements of opinion rather than fact, and plaintiff’s demurrer to defendants’ amended counterclaim for defamation is sustained ...

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Birth Parents’ Consent Required for Adoption (access required)

A Roanoke County Circuit Court says a notarized letter from a child’s birth mother, who is incarcerated until late 2014, is no substitute for the statutory requirement that a JDR court make findings that both birth parents consent to adoption ...

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