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County cannot ‘halt’ federally approved pipeline project (access required)

Where the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, authorized the construction of an interstate natural gas pipeline, Nelson County could not “halt” construction by arguing the project violated local environmental regulations. Instead, the county’s floodplain regulations were preempted because they ...

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Constitutional rights of ‘Unite the Right’ were not violated (access required)

Charlottesville officials did not effectuate a “heckler’s veto” of a Unite the Right rally because plaintiffs – a rally organizer and an attendee – had no constitutional right to state protection from private parties who try to suppress speech and ...

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Ex-student’s negligence, implied contract claims dismissed (access required)

Where a former Washington & Lee student challenging his suspension for allegedly engaging in nonconsensual sexual intercourse with a fellow student could not assert a negligence claim against the university because it did not owe him a duty of care ...

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Expert and evidentiary issues resolved before construction trial (access required)

Disputes over expert testimony and other evidentiary issues were resolved in advance of a trial over damages arising from the construction of a bridge over Interstate 81. Background This matter is before the court on the seven pretrial motions submitted ...

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Bankrupt’s claims against financial institutions narrowed (access required)

Where a plaintiff in bankruptcy alleged a bank and mortgage company violated an automatic stay and committed fraud, his action was dismissed for failure to state a claim. His suit against a debt collector for allegedly violating the Federal Debt ...

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