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University President Out as Defendant (access required)

A Montgomery County Circuit Court dismisses, on res judicata grounds, Virginia Tech’s university president as a defendant in this negligence suit filed by the estates of two students who were fatally shot on April 16, 2007, but says plaintiffs’ claims ...

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No Respondeat Superior Claim Against Surgeon (access required)

In this suit alleging a patient at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital died due to negligence during post-surgical care for treatment of her ischemic leg, a Norfolk Circuit Court dismisses respondeat superior claims against defendant surgeon, a medical school faculty member, ...

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Defamation Claim for Inspection Comment (access required)

Taken in context, defendant’s alleged statement that he relied on plaintiff’s “description of a wall’s construction” when he prepared a letter about inspection of a retaining wall can be viewed as defamatory, and the Louisa County Circuit Court overrules defendant’s ...

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Lis Pendens Was Not Slander of Title (access required)

In this real estate dispute over the parties’ 2007 agreement granting an easement to construct a roadway and later sale of plaintiff’s property, a Fairfax Circuit Court dismisses plaintiff’s claims for slander of title, intentional interference with contract and abuse ...

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Association Can Collect for Litigation Costs (access required)

Although defendant homeowners challenge plaintiff homeowners association’s right to collect dues assessment to support litigation by the association, the Loudoun County Circuit Court upholds action by the association board of directors that led to the assessments, and enters judgment for ...

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