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Tag Archives: Fairfax County Circuit Court

Child’s name changed to omit mom’s maiden name (access required)

A mother’s petition to change her minor child’s name by replacing her maiden name with the stepfather’s surname, while retaining the natural father’s surname, is approved. The change serves the child’s best interests because she is in therapy to deal ...

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‘Good cause shown’ in gun rights restoration case (access required)

Petitioner, a convicted felon whose civil rights have been restored, will have his right to possess firearms and ammunition reinstated because he has met Code § 18.2-308.2’s “good cause shown” standard as determined by the court’s evaluation of “a non-exhaustive ...

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Successor trustee recovers funds transferred from trustee – $3.3 Million Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, the successor trustee of a family trust, sued the defendant, the former trustee of the family trust, for transferring over five million dollars out of the family trust’s account at a federal credit union. Taking into account funds that ...

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Zoning Board failed to follow its own rules (access required)

Where the Board of Zoning Appeals granted reconsideration of its original decision beyond the seven-day deadline set by its by-laws, its subsequent decision was void. Background The Board of Zoning Appeals heard the landowners’ application on June 28, 2017, and ...

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Woman slipped on black ice in lot after ‘Snowmegaddon’ – $400,000 Settlement (access required)

On Jan. 27, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. the plaintiff, accompanied by her husband, was walking with her two small dogs in the parking lot of the Spectrum Shopping Center in Reston towards the PetSmart located at the shopping center. There ...

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Attorney sanctioned for failing to investigate experts (access required)

A plaintiff’s attorney who named three doctors as experts in a personal injury case without speaking with them and knowing they would not appear at trial is liable for a portion of defense counsel fees. Background Plaintiff was employed by ...

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Parents’ claim for damages to child in utero dismissed (access required)

Parents’ claims for medical expenses incurred on behalf of a child injured in utero were barred, as such claims are derivative of a child’s personal injury claim, and in this case no claims were brought in the child’s name. Background ...

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