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Claims arising from trash fire go forward (access required)

Where plaintiff firefighters claim they were injured while responding to a trash fire at defendant’s facility, the fireman’s rule does not bar their negligence and gross negligence claims. The court overrules defendant’s demurrers. Firefighters’ rule “The fireman’s rule limits liability ...

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021-8-094 – Re: Robert Eisiminger, Seller’s Representative v. Perspecta (access required)

Re: Robert Eisiminger, Seller’s Representative v. Perspecta, Inc., Case No. CL 2021-3525, July 21, 2021, Fairfax County Circuit Court (Smith). Matthew J. MacLean, Michael A. Warley, Attison L. Barnes, Rebecca Sattia, Stacey La Riviere for the parties. VLW 021-8-094, 7 ...

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Statute mitigating probationers’ penalties struck down (access required)

Where the General Assembly enacted a statute that prohibits courts from enforcing certain probation violations, the statute violates the separation of powers clause in the Virginia Constitution. Overview A defendant placed on supervised probation is subject to 11 mandatory rules ...

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021-8-095 – Commonwealth v. Coppage (access required)

Commonwealth v. Coppage, Case Nos. 1032817-00, 1032817-02 1032817-03, July 22, 2021, Loudoun County Circuit Court (Fisher) (Opinion and Order). VLW 021-8-095, 12 pp. Full-Text Opinion

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No standing to challenge school transgender policy (access required)

Where the Virginia Department of Education developed a guidance document containing model policies for local school boards to use when adopting policies for the treatment of transgender students, plaintiffs lack standing to sue because they have not been aggrieved by ...

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