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Tag Archives: 20th Circuit Court

Inadequate courtroom prompts venue change (access required)

Where two defendants in this four co-defendant jury trial have moved to change venue from Fauquier County, the motions are granted because the existing courtrooms in Fauquier County cannot adequately handle the logistics of conducting the trial. Introduction Four defendants ...

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No injunction to ensure compliance with SCV ruling (access required)

Where defendant homeowners ultimately prevailed in the Virginia Supreme Court against plaintiff homeowners association’s enforcement of a holiday lighting policy, defendants are not entitled to an injunction to ensure defendant’s compliance with the ruling. Background In a previous phase of ...

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Emancipation immaterial to changing pendente lite order (access required)

Where husband seeks to modify a pendente lite order concerning his child support obligation, the fact that the children are now emancipated does not bar modification. A pendente lite order may be modified at any time while the divorce action ...

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Ferry operator breached licensing agreement (access required)

Where defendant ferry service breached a license agreement by relocating a retaining wall without the required permission from plaintiff landowner, the court awards damages and enjoins defendant’s further use of the property. However, plaintiffs’ unjust enrichment claim fails because they ...

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Demurrers sustained in real estate contract case (access required)

Defendant’s demurrer to plaintiff’s suit for specific performance of a contract involving real estate is sustained. The contract cannot be read as giving plaintiff the right to buy the property at any time. Plaintiff’s other claims against defendant are either ...

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JDR court’s dismissal on merits was final order (access required)

The circuit court has jurisdiction over this matter concerning a minor child because the JDR’s dismissal on the merits was a final order, thus permitting the circuit court to assume jurisdiction. Final order Initially, the court must decide whether this ...

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