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Jury Award Struck on ‘Insulting Words’ Claim (access required)

A jury awarded a total of $1.2 million in Fairfax businessman’s suit alleging defendant international businessman defamed him by denying he was plaintiff’s biological father and criticizing plaintiff’s handling of divorce and custody litigation, but the Fairfax Circuit Court strikes ...

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Bad Driving Record Supports Negligent Hiring Claim (access required)

An auto-accident plaintiff’s allegations about a truck driver’s bad driving record do not support a claim of negligent entrustment, but they do support a claim of negligent hiring and negligent retention, says a Rockingham County Circuit Court. The Supreme Court ...

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‘Interested’ Trustees May Not Terminate Trust (access required)

Co-trustees may not terminate a trust due to “defendant’s persistent and repeated requests for documentation and accountings” by the trustees, says a Richmond Circuit Court. Plaintiffs allege these persistent requests cost the trust unnecessary time and expense, including legal fees. ...

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Contractor Indemnified for Worker-Death Settlement (access required)

On remand from the Supreme Court of Virginia of this dispute over insurance coverage in the wake of a construction-site accident that killed one employee and seriously injured another employee of an elevator subcontractor, a Fairfax Circuit Court grants partial ...

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