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Va. Cir. Ct.: Nonparent Seeking Custody Must Show Harm to Child if Not Granted (access required)

R.H., a 9-year-old girl, had lived her entire life with her mother and maternal grandmother, in her grandmother’s spacious home. R.H. was in good health and well-adjusted, with no developmental delays. R.H.’s father, who currently lives in a one-bedroom home ...

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Motion for Default Judgment – Filing of a Late Answer – Good Cause (access required)

Henson v. DDG II, Inc. (VLW No. 017-8-107, 10pp.) (Lannetti, J.) Norfolk Cir.Ct. Case No. CL17007123-00. Holding: Where the defendant-owner filed a notice of hearing the day before a scheduled default judgment hearing but failed to file a related motion ...

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Freedom of Information Act – Affidavit of Good Cause – Violations – Declaratory Relief – Recovery of Costs (access required)

Hurst v. City of Norfolk (VLW No. 017-8-108, 17pp.) (Lannetti, J.) Norfolk Cir.Ct. Case No. CL17-11119. Holding: Where the plaintiff-petitioner failed to submit an affidavit of good cause supporting his petition for relief regarding his two requests under the Freedom ...

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Jurisdiction – Waiver of Sovereign Immunity – Court-Issued Process (access required)

McGhee v. Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (VLW No. 017-8-109, 7pp.) (Lannetti, J.) Norfolk Cir.Ct. Case No. CL17-5454. Holding: Where the plaintiff-uninsured filed a petition appealing a defendant-department of motor vehicle (DMV) hearing officer’s decision and requested formal service on ...

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Will – Interpretation of Provision (access required)

Midgett v. O’Brien (VLW No. 017-8-110, 9pp.) (Lannetti, J.) Norfolk Cir.Ct. Case No. CL17-4956. Holding: Where the plaintiff-son and defendant-daughter dispute the terms of their mother’s will regarding a provision allowing the son to purchase his sisters’ shares of a ...

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Dismissal Based on Sovereign Immunity – Third-Party Claim Not Derivative (access required)

Glover v. Hryniewich and the City of Norfolk, Virginia v. Willard Marine, Inc. and SAFE Boats International, LLC (VLW No. 017-8-090, 7 pp.) (Lannetti, J.) CL16-3262-00/01/02/03 Holding: Where the complaint against defendant and third-party plaintiff-city was dismissed based on immunity ...

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Court OKs Minority Owner’s Pay, Distributions (access required)

A family business that operated a miniature golf course in Virginia Beach and whose majority owner died, cannot recoup “excessive compensation” paid to the minority owner, decedent’s son, who operated the business, says a Virginia Beach Circuit Court. The executor ...

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