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School board suit transferred to Norfolk division (access required)

Where a mother alleged the school board violated her minor son’s Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights, but the underlying events involving alleged possession and distribution of pornographic images of another minor took place in Virginia Beach where the parties ...

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Fired consultant liable for retaining company’s laptop (access required)

Where a consultant who was terminated retained his company laptop, which contained notes from about potential customers, he was liable for breach of contract and conversion, with a jury to determine the amount of damages. Background Richard A. Lombardo was ...

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Banks’ realty-referral program didn’t violate False Claims Act (access required)

Where information about the banks’ realty-referral programs was publicly disclosed, that information was the subject of the relators’ suit and the relators weren’t original sources, their False Claims Act suit was dismissed. Background Relators are real estate agents who allege ...

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Notifying parent about alleged abuse of minor isn’t IIED (access required)

Although an individual allegedly told the plaintiff that his minor daughter had been assaulted, the intentional infliction of emotional distress claim was dismissed because such conduct isn’t sufficiently outrageous. Background Momolu Sacker Sirleaf alleges that in 2005, while he was ...

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Parol evidence needed to explain confusing contract (access required)

Where a contracting party moved for reconsideration of the court’s order denying its motion to dismiss, the motion was denied because parol evidence was needed to provide context to the confusing and contradictory contract terms. Background Fifth Third Bank N.A., ...

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Wife did not desert husband by getting protective order (access required)

Where wife obtained a protective order after husband assaulted her, this did not amount to her deserting him for purposes of determining a spousal support award. Protective order “Husband contends that the circuit court erred in granting wife’s motion to ...

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