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Tag Archives: Civil Practice

Venue transfer denied in med-mal case (access required)

Civil Practice Even though plaintiff executor sued defendant care provider in Norfolk County despite the fact that plaintiff’s decedent was treated in defendant’s Sussex County facility, defendants’ motion to transfer venue is denied. Overview Medical Facilities of America, the lead ...

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Attorney’s fees sanctions awarded to defendant (access required)

Civil Practice Even though a non-party funded defendant’s litigation costs, the court awards defendant attorney’s fees sanctions. Background Defendant Gebreyessus moved for sanctions against plaintiff and counsel. Plaintiff seeks reconsideration of the court’s ruling that granted Gebreyessus’ motion for sanctions ...

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Demurrer not proper to allege missing party (access required)

Civil Practice Where defendant demurred to plaintiff’s contract claim on the basis that plaintiff did not name a necessary party, the demurrer is overruled. A demurrer tests the legal sufficiency of factual claims. A motion for joinder is the “proper” ...

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Judgment creditor could not compel interrogatory answers (access required)

The trial court correctly dismissed a judgment creditor’s summons to compel appellee to answer debtor’s interrogatories.  Appellee was not among the class of individuals identified in Code § 8.01-506(A) who can be compelled to answer debtor’s interrogatories. The statute does ...

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Lemon Law claim was timely filed (access required)

Plaintiffs’ post-arbitration communications with defendant’s agent extended the statute of limitations on their Lemon Law claim. Overview After plaintiffs claimed their new Jeep manufactured by FCA had many problems, plaintiff Randel submitted a Customer Arbitration Process Application as part of an ...

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Cross-exam about payments to expert improperly excluded (access required)

Where the trial court required plaintiff to show a “direct relationship” between a defense expert and defendant’s insurer before allowing the expert to be cross-examined on his prior financial relationship with the insurer, this was error. Caselaw provides that the ...

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No protective order action against retirement community (access required)

Where plaintiff seeks to depose a representative of defendant Hickory Hill Retirement Community, defendant’s motion for a protective order regarding some of the deposition topics is denied. Decision “Pursuant to Rule 4:5(b)(6), plaintiff, Matthew Charles Henderson, asked that defendant Hickory ...

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