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Tag Archives: Judge Charles N. Dorsey

Negligence claims in sewage case go forward (access required)

Defendant’s demurrers to plaintiff’s claims for negligence per se and negligence, arising from defendant’s alleged failure to keep a mobile home park’s septic system in good working order, are overruled. A demurrer to plaintiff’s contract-based claim to keep the septic ...

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Judicial emergency orders tolled speedy trial right (access required)

Judicial emergency orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic tolled defendant’s constitutional and statutory speedy trial rights. Overview The parties concede that 103 days, for speedy trial purposes, elapsed from when defendant was arrested to the original trial date ...

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Workers’ comp act exclusive remedy for fatal heart attack (access required)

Where plaintiff’s decedent presented at his employer’s dispensary, requested and was denied a blood pressure check, and suffered a fatal heart attack at work a few hours later, jurisdiction over plaintiff’s claim lies with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission and ...

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Denying visitation petition would not harm child (access required)

Even though petitioner is a “person with a legitimate interest” in visitation with respondent’s minor child, the visitation petition is denied. For a court to award a non-parent visitation over a parent’s objection, there must be clear and convincing evidence ...

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No additional relief after county cancels bid proposal (access required)

Plaintiff bidder, who challenged defendant county’s decision to award a jail healthcare contract to another bidder, is not entitled to additional relief after the county canceled the award and withdrew the bid proposal. The demurrer, filed by the county and ...

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Acceptance of settlement offer created binding contract (access required)

A defendant is obligated to pay a settlement because a question raised by plaintiffs after they accepted the defendant’s offer was not a new term. Background On May 19, 2017, defendant’s former attorney, Jonathan S. Kurtin, sent a letter to ...

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