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Tag Archives: Judge Stephen C. Shannon

Assisted-conception law unconstitutional (access required)

Virginia’s assisted-conception statute, which creates a presumption that a gestational mother’s husband is the father of the conceived child, is unconstitutional as written because it provides parental rights to husbands but not wives, the court held. In 2006, Plaintiff Valerie ...

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Va. Circuit Courts: Assisted-conception law unconstitutional (access required)

Virginia’s assisted-conception statute, which creates a presumption that a gestational mother’s husband is the father of the conceived child, is unconstitutional as written because it provides parental rights to husbands but not wives, the court held. In 2006, Plaintiff Valerie ...

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Shareholder used company finances for personal expenditures – $1,029,655 Verdict (access required)

Defendant Amy Ross was a 50 percent shareholder of Design Works Interiors Inc. and the president of the company. The other fifty percent shareholder was Leslie Sargent. Ross and Sargent were close friends. Over a period of seven years, Ross ...

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Retainers – Advanced Payment of Fees and Expenses – Property of Client (access required)

Allen Corporation of America Inc. v. Zayas; Miles & Stockbridge P.C., Garnishee (VLW No. 017-8-098, 6pp.) (Shannon, J.) Fairfax Cir.Ct. CL-2017-07300 Holding: Where the garnishee-law firm held for the defendant-judgment debtor a retainer fee in trust as security for the ...

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Court Dismisses Minors’ Claims Signed by Parents (access required)

In plaintiffs’ pro se trespass and nuisance suit against their neighbors, the Fairfax Circuit Court grants defendants’ motion to dismiss claims of the minor children, as the parents’ signatures on the complaint do not comply with Virginia pleading requirements. Plaintiffs ...

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Staff infection: Patient claims medical worker spread illness (access required)

Delivery Room FEA

A new mother can sue an obstetrical practice for allegedly infecting her with streptococcus during treatment by an infected staff member, a Fairfax Circuit Court has ruled. In May 2013, the mother fell ill after her discharge from the hospital. ...

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