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Pipeline’s experts determined value of land in condemnation action (access required)

Mountain Valley Pipeline is constructing a natural gas pipeline and was granted easements over two parcels of land owned by the defendants. The company’s experts opined on the monies due to the landowners and because the landowners did not offer ...

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Private foundation of public college not subject to VFOIA (access required)

George Mason University Foundation, a private, nonprofit corporation that raises funds and manages donations to George Mason University, is not subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. Overview Appellant, Transparent GMU, filed a VFOIA request with GMU and the ...

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No personal liability in dirt-dumping case (access required)

Where plaintiff alleges that defendant trucking company breached a contract by dumping excessive amounts of dirt on her property, the trucking company’s owner cannot be held personally liable for damages. Further, under the “source of duty” rule, plaintiff cannot maintain ...

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Voyeurism is sex offense requiring registration with SC (access required)

Where a panel for the first time addressed whether a conviction under South Carolina’s voyeurism statute constitutes a “sex offense” requiring registration under Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, it found that a violation of the statute—which does not require ...

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Lack of sentencing rationale requires remand (access required)

Although the government did not challenge as procedurally unreasonable the downward departure of a sentence given to a man who pleaded guilty to assault for repeatedly injuring his infant son, the court was nevertheless required to analyze procedural reasonableness, which ...

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