Recent Articles from Nick Hurston
Annuity payments received by a woman as a structured settlement for her mother’s wrongful death shouldn’t be included as gross income for purposes of calculating child support, a Virginia circuit court has held.
An elderly woman scammed out of more than $130,000 has no private cause of action under federal and state laws that impose a permissive duty to deny or report transactions that it may suspect are elder financial exploitation, the Court of Appeals of Virginia has held.
A personal injury plaintiff failed to satisfy the burden required to necessitate the recording of or having a third-party witness at her Rule 4:10 medical examination, a Fairfax County judge has held.
‘Too stringent’: Court tosses precedent, joins other circuits on attorneys’ fees for injunction wins
Joining every other circuit to decide the issue, a divided 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has overruled its precedent that preliminary injunctions can’t convey “prevailing party” status to a plaintiff, which precluded awards of attorney’s fees.
A wrongful death suit alleging that workplace conditions caused a grocery store employee to die of COVID-19 was barred by the Workers Compensation Act, the Court of Appeals of Virginia has held.
A woman’s assault, defamation and malicious prosecutions allegations against a Virginia attorney and his wife have survived dismissal.
A university must hand over educational records about other students to a former Physician Assistant Studies student so he can determine if they are valid comparators to prove his claims of racial and disability discrimination, according to a ruling from the Western District of Virginia. Last year, U.S. District Judge Thomas T. Cullen denied the […]
Finding that a Virginia state court had “potential jurisdiction” to validly nonsuit a plaintiff’s employment-related federal claim and toll the statute of limitations pursuant to Code 8.01-229(E)(3), the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived a dismissed case.
A police officer was too far away from a defendant and didn’t have the “immediate physical ability” to arrest him, the Court of Appeals of Virginia has held, reversing the defendant’s conviction.
A circuit court properly sanctioned a family law attorney who issued a witness subpoena to his client’s former counsel who couldn’t testify without violating the attorney-client privilege, a panel of the Court of Appeals of Virginia has held.
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- Driver sustained permanent hearing loss after traffic collision — $240,000 settlement
- Plaintiff suffered concussion in rear-end collision — $81,000 verdict
- Builder misrepresented home status to buyers — $675,000 verdict
- Low potassium led to cardiac arrest, death of patient — $1M settlement
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