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Tag Archives: Judge John M. Tran

Motion for dual recording of deposition denied (access required)

Defendant’s motion for a protective order, which would allow separate but simultaneous recordings of a deposition, is denied. Only one a-v “Section (d)(1) of Rule 4:7A states, ‘Any deposition may be recorded by audio-visual means without a stenographic record. The ...

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Changes to school’s admissions policy upheld (access required)

Where plaintiffs seek a preliminary injunction to compel the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, or TJ, revert to its former admissions policy, which included standardized testing as part of the admissions process, relief is denied because plaintiffs ...

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Standing issues decided in school admissions case (access required)

Where a group of parents and their minor children, through next friends, sued the Fairfax County School Board and the superintendent concerning their decisions and actions to eliminate a standardized testing requirement as an admissions factor to the Thomas Jefferson ...

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Arborist not liable for injuries caused by tree (access required)

Where a family was injured when a tree fell into their yard from a conservation easement maintained by a homeowners’ association, an arborist the association hired almost a year earlier to inspect and identify potentially harmful trees owed no duty ...

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Noncompete clauses too broad, violate public policy (access required)

Restrictive covenants in defendant doctors’ employment contracts with plaintiff cannot be enforced because they are too broad and violate public policy. Overview Plaintiff Metis Group was under contract with the U.S. Army to provide psychological services. Defendant doctors, Allison and ...

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Noncompete went too far to limit employees (access required)

Saying businesses have no right to put an “impermeable barrier” around employees and contractors, a Fairfax circuit judge has rejected an action to enforce broadly written noncompete and nonsolicitation clauses. The ruling could open opportunities for medical professionals and others ...

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No personal liability in dirt-dumping case (access required)

Where plaintiff alleges that defendant trucking company breached a contract by dumping excessive amounts of dirt on her property, the trucking company’s owner cannot be held personally liable for damages. Further, under the “source of duty” rule, plaintiff cannot maintain ...

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