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Tag Archives: Judge Daniel E. Ortiz

Subcontractor’s $11M claim for computer work dismissed

The plain terms of the parties’ software migration contract defeat plaintiff’s claim that it is entitled to a minimum payment of $11.1 million. Defendant’s demurrer is sustained with prejudice. Background Agile Defense obtained a government contract to migrate U.S. Air ...

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Six expected to seek seat on Court of Appeals

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At least six candidates have indicated they would like to be considered for a vacancy on the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Virginia bar groups have been asked by a state Senate leader to evaluate candidates, and an evaluation process ...

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Short-term home rentals violate zoning ordinance

The Fairfax Board of Zoning Appeals correctly upheld the county zoning administrator’s violation notice to petitioners, who were making short-term rentals of their residential home. Violation notice Petitioners own a home in a district zoned for “dwellings.” The applicable ordinance, ...

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Long litigation waives arbitration provision

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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Commonwealth can sue lender despite arbitration clause

The commonwealth may pursue claims on behalf of borrowers to enforce the Virginia Consumer Protection Act despite the borrowers’ signed arbitration agreements with the lender. Overview Net Credit, an internet-based lender, made loan agreements with private borrowers. The Commonwealth has ...

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Investor seeking ownership sues after terms changed – $1,429,275 Verdict

The case involved claims of fraudulent inducement, breach of contract, and quantum meruit arising from defendant Akira Technologies Inc.’s solicitation of a $250,000 investment from plaintiff Inna Bochkova in the spring 2011. Akira is a small government contractor that was ...

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Va. Cir.: Country club wins second municipal tax challenge

For tax purposes, the City of Fairfax must assess Army Navy Country Club’s land as residential property and omit “improvements” (e.g. clubhouse, pool, tennis courts) that would be demolished in the event of residential development. Background This case challenges tax ...

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