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Debtor’s Fifth Amendment Claim Denied (access required)

A Hanover County Circuit Court denies defendant’s motion to quash a summons for debtor’s interrogatories and subpoena duces tecum, in which debtor asserts his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. There is no blanket Fifth Amendment right to refuse to answer ...

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No Injunctions for Waterside Bars (access required)

In these consolidated cases that pit two entertainment businesses in Waterside Festival Marketplace against Norfolk City Council, the Norfolk Circuit Court says the city is entitled to injunctions to prevent the two businesses from operating as “Entertainment Establishments” and serving ...

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‘Job Hazard Analysis’ Expert Excluded (access required)

In an injured seaman’s suit against the owner of a commercial fishing vessel, a Gloucester County Circuit Court excludes plaintiff’s expert because defendant had no duty under maritime law to perform a “job hazard analysis” on vessel-to-vessel ingress and egress, ...

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Soundproofing Agreement Was for Easement (access required)

A developer’s alleged agreement to allow a first-floor lessee to enter second-floor premises to install soundproofing material for lessee’s restaurant was an oral easement, not enforceable under the statute of frauds, and a Norfolk Circuit Court grants summary judgment to ...

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