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Court Can Hear Dec Action on POA (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court has personal, subject matter and territorial jurisdiction over plaintiff lawyer’s complaint for a declaratory judgment regarding his rights and responsibilities under powers of attorney allegedly executed by defendants, who inherited real estate in Lebanon and who ...

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Condo Association Can’t Assess ‘Paperwork’ Fines (access required)

A condominium association for a low-income public housing complex does not have authority under its Master Deed, its Bylaws or under Va. Code § 55-79.80:2 to assess more than $20,000 in fines against a plaintiff tenant for failing to properly ...

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Writ of Habeas Corpus Granted on Petitioner’s Strickland Claim (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court grants a writ of habeas corpus on petitioner’s Strickland claim based on his assertion that he would not have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drug possession had his lawyer not advised him the conviction would not affect ...

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Non-Solicitation Clause Struck as ‘Overbroad’ (access required)

An auto-detailing business cannot recover from its former employer who made plans to start a competing business while still employed by plaintiff; a Chesapeake Circuit Court says plaintiff’s non-solicitation clause is facially overbroad because it would prevent defendant from offering ...

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