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Tag Archives: Civil Practice

Defendants’ motion for ‘trifurcation’ rejected (access required)

Where a trial against prisoner transportation companies had already been bifurcated into a liability/compensatory portion and a separate punitive damages portion, the first phase of trial will not be further bifurcated because it would inconvenience the parties, the witnesses, the ...

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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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Certification group can intervene in mattress suit (access required)

Where two organic mattress companies are involved in litigation over whether the defendant is improperly representing its mattresses as certified to meet the requirements of the Global Organic Textile Standard, or GOTS, an entity that implements the GOTS program was ...

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Certification group can intervene in mattress suit (access required)

Where two organic mattress companies are involved in litigation over whether the defendant is improperly representing its mattresses as certified to meet the requirements of the Global Organic Textile Standard, or GOTS, an entity that implements the GOTS program was ...

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No fraud or unjust enrichment in home construction action (access required)

Where plaintiffs sued for return of their deposits paid for property and construction of a home, the court finds defendants did not violate the Virginia Consumer Protection Act, and were not unjustly enriched by retaining plaintiffs’ deposits. To prove fraud ...

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Demurrer sustained in defamation action (access required)

Defendants’ demurrer in this defamation action is sustained because plaintiff has not sufficiently alleged that the complained-of statements were false. Alleged defamation Plaintiff Presler complains about five statements made in defendants’ advertisement: “a) Presler is the ‘leader of a local ...

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