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Tag Archives: Fairfax County Circuit Court

Judge backs doctor in bid to keep mental records private (access required)

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A Fairfax County judge has sided with a clinical psychologist who declined to turn over a teen’s mental health records in response to a subpoena in the parents’ divorce case. The psychologist said disclosure before a custody hearing could cause ...

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Long litigation waives arbitration provision (access required)

Where defendants, who are minority shareholders, have litigated for six years concerning access to plaintiff’s corporate records, defendants cannot invoke an arbitration provision after plaintiff sought declarative and injunctive relief concerning its rights and responsibilities to defendants. Defendants have waived ...

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Condo owners cannot contest development decision (access required)

Plaintiffs, who are individual members of a condominium owners association, lack standing to challenge Fairfax County’s decision to approve defendants’ application to undertake a townhouse development project adjacent to plaintiff’s property. Overview The Dulles Professional Center Condominium Unit Owners Association ...

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No-fault divorce statute applied to same-sex couples (access required)

Virginia Code §20-91(A)(9)(a), which allows a husband and wife to obtain a divorce if they live separate and apart without cohabitation and without interruption for one year, applies equally to same-sex married couples. In this case, a same-sex married couple ...

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Denial of in-state tuition rate had reasonable basis (access required)

A university had a reasonable basis for refusing a student’s request to reclassify her tuition status to that of an in-state resident. She has not overcome the presumption that the acts she claims qualify her for the in-state tuition rate ...

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