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Tag Archives: Civil Procedure

Collateral estoppel bars legal malpractice claim (access required)

Where a federal jury determined that plaintiff knowingly violated the False Claims Act despite her argument that she relied on the advice of counsel in good faith, plaintiff is collaterally estopped from suing the law firm for malpractice in state ...

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Defendant did not transact business in Virginia (access required)

The court grants a business defendant’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction; long-arm jurisdiction is unavailable because the cause of action did not arise from this defendant transacting business in Virginia. Overview A daycare business, My Little Magic ...

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Claims against condo directors barred by statute of limitations (access required)

A two-year statute of limitations bars a condominium association’s claims that former directors breached fiduciary duties, and conspired to do so, by failing to levy sufficient assessments to maintain reasonable reserve and operating accounts during their tenure. Further, the statute ...

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Defective indemnity letter bars auto crash appeal (access required)

Where defendant became liable for damages arising from an accident involving a leased vehicle, his circuit court appeal is dismissed because a letter from the vehicle’s owner was not a “written irrevocable confirmation of indemnity coverage” for appeal purposes. There ...

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City council member can contest zoning decision (access required)

Petitioner, a member of the Petersburg City Council, is an “officer of the locality” within the meaning of Code § 15.2-2311, and as such, has standing to challenge a decision made by respondent city’s zoning administrator regarding residential use of ...

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