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Tag Archives: Judge David W. Lannetti

Detainer order not result of extrinsic fraud (access required)

Where the Virginia Housing Development Authority obtained a district court detainer order that granted it possession of a house plaintiff was living in, plaintiff has pleaded insufficient facts to show the order was obtained by extrinsic fraud. The VHDA’s plea ...

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No property interest in demolished house (access required)

Plaintiffs lack the necessary property interest to raise constitutional and inverse condemnation claims arising from the city-ordered demolition of a fire-damaged building in a historical district. Background In 2015, Sinesi bought the Grandy House, which was built in 1901 and ...

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Federal sovereign immunity bars gross negligence claim (access required)

On remand from the Virginia Supreme Court for application of federal maritime law, the court finds that defendant is entitled to federal sovereign immunity, and, as a result, the gross negligence claims against him must be dismissed. Background Pridemore was ...

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Foreclosure dispute claims go forward (access required)

Where the Virginia Housing Development Authority was awarded possession of plaintiff’s property in a district court unlawful detainer action, the doctrines of collateral estoppel and res judicata do not bar plaintiff’s claim that the title is defective. The demurrers as ...

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Termination claim relied on inapplicable regulations (access required)

A private health care provider’s demurrer to a public-policy wrongful termination claim is granted because the administrative regulations plaintiff relies upon apply only to state-operated facilities. Background Plaintiff Tomes was a regional manager for defendant Encompass, a licensed home healthcare ...

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Actual fraud claim survives demurrer (access required)

Where defendant did not reconvey property to plaintiff as agreed, plaintiff’s allegation that defendant never intended to do so sufficiently states a claim for actual fraud but not constructive fraud. Facts Plaintiff Gutterman purchased residential real estate for $93,500 without ...

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