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Dad, Not Maternal Grandparents, Gets Custody (access required)

Although a biological father suffers from mild mental retardation and is unemployed, he has maintained contact with the child, whose mother died in 2010, and a Richmond Circuit Court awards physical and joint custody to the father over the objection ...

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Nursing Home Administrator Immune, Nurses Not (access required)

Applying the test for sovereign immunity to defendants in a suit alleging injury at a nursing home operated by the Richmond Hospital Authority, a Richmond Circuit Court says the administrator has immunity from suit, but defendant nurses do not. Plaintiff ...

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Slander of Title Claim Barred After Two Years (access required)

In this first-impression case, a Fairfax Circuit Court applies a two-year statute of limitations to a claim for slander of title and dismisses as time-barred a woman’s claim against Wells Fargo based on her husband’s alleged forgery of her signature ...

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No Contract from Lender’s Letter, Phone Call (access required)

Although plaintiff alleges defendant promised in a letter not to accelerate a note on plaintiff’s property until after a certain date, and in a telephone conversation not to foreclose if plaintiff applied for a short sale, the Hanover Circuit Court ...

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No ‘Good Will’ Damages for Malpractice Suit (access required)

On reconsideration, a Richmond Circuit Court says plaintiff, a financial services company, may not seek damages for loss of good will in its legal malpractice action against defendant firm, and the court sustains the law firm’s demurrer and dismisses the ...

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Wrongful Death Verdict Is ‘Excessive’ (access required)

In this wrongful death case, a Charlottesville Circuit Court finds plaintiff Isaiah Lester’s jury award of $6,227,000 as the beneficiary of his wife’s estate grossly disproportionate to the injuries actually suffered, and the court will remit $4,127,000, leaving him with ...

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