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Tag Archives: Judge Joseph M. Teefey Jr.

No actionable statement in defamation per se claim

Where a plaintiff asserted claims for defamation per se and insulting words against a bank and its attorney, but did not identify any actionable statements in a letter the attorney sent to the plaintiff, defendants’ demurrers are granted and plaintiff ...

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Negligence claims go forward in mold case

Where plaintiff lessee sued a lessor and the lessor’s management company for claims arising from mold in her apartment and the building’s common areas, claims against the management company are dismissed because the company was not in privity of contract ...

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Treasurer’s ordinance challenge goes forward

Where a city charter provides that the treasurer is the custodian of municipal funds, and the city council passed an ordinance giving that authority to the city’s tax collector instead, the court denies defendants’ demurrer to the treasurer’s complaint that ...

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Man suffered complications after hemorrhoid surgery – Defense Verdict

This medical malpractice trial involved complications arising from a hemorrhoidectomy procedure performed on a 53-year-old male resulting in anal stenosis and subsequent placement of a permanent colostomy. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant general surgeon negligently removed excess tissue during the ...

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City council member can contest zoning decision

Petitioner, a member of the Petersburg City Council, is an “officer of the locality” within the meaning of Code § 15.2-2311, and as such, has standing to challenge a decision made by respondent city’s zoning administrator regarding residential use of ...

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