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Attorneys’ fees awarded in mayoral removal case (access required)

Where the commonwealth nonsuited this case arising from a petition to remove defendant as the mayor of Strasburg, defendant is entitled to an attorney’s fee award. However, the requested amount, more than $17,500, will be reduced to $2,700. Background More ...

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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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