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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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With Issue Pending, Noncompete Survives Demurrer (access required)

A Loudoun County Circuit Court overrules defendant’s demurrer and says a construction company may sue its former employee for allegedly breaching a noncompete agreement by soliciting business from a client and trying to hire a former coworker within 12 months ...

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Immunity for Fellow, Not for Nurse (access required)

Medical interns and residents do not automatically have sovereign immunity from med-mal claims, but in this suit alleging a pediatric cardiology patient died from improper medication, a board-certified pediatrician, who took the infant’s medical history and who was six weeks ...

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