In what must be some kind of record, Pennsylvania-based CONSOL Energy Inc. will pay $75 million to resolve six years of coal pollution litigation in Buchanan County Circuit Court. The announcement comes in a CONSOL filing with the SEC this ...Read More »
A First Amendment battle between the Rockingham County commonwealth’s attorney and the James Madison University student newspaper reportedly has been resolved with the paper agreeing to turn over 20 images to law enforcement officials and the state paying the paper’s ...
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A Fairfax County judge has ruled a penalty clause of $300 a day in a business loan was unconscionable and unenforceable despite the fact that state usury laws did not apply to the loan. The ruling came in a dispute ...Read More »
The driver of a tiny Smart car severely injured in a 2008 head-on collision has won access to $3 million in insurance coverage in a permissive-use decision. The 13-page opinion by Alexandria U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga declares that ...Read More »
The University of Virginia’s response to Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s demand for information about global warming research is a petition to set aside the “civil investigative demands” served on the school. The Washington Post reports the motion was filed ...Read More »
The world of green building standards has been largely free of lawyers and lawsuits, but the formerly peaceful world of sustainable development soon may be getting its first taste of litigation. Pointing to a failed challenge to the environmental credentials ...
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The only remaining claim in the wide-ranging sexual assault lawsuit filed by law professor Kyndra Rotunda against George Mason University is a state law count of assault and battery against her former supervisor, Prof. Joseph Zengerle. Alexandria U.S. District Judge ...
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When Danville U.S. District Judge Jackson Kiser rules that the “Shaggy defense” won’t fly in a summary judgment motion, we can safely assume the term is now ensconced in the annals of legal terminology. For those whose musical tastes don’t ...Read More »