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Tag Archives: Norfolk Circuit Court

Detainer order not result of extrinsic fraud (access required)

Where the Virginia Housing Development Authority obtained a district court detainer order that granted it possession of a house plaintiff was living in, plaintiff has pleaded insufficient facts to show the order was obtained by extrinsic fraud. The VHDA’s plea ...

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Oyer motion denied for criminal matter documents (access required)

Where plaintiff has sued defendant, his ex-wife, for malicious prosecution arising from five criminal warrants she swore out against him for trespass, and for a protective order issued against him, her demurrer is sustained. Plaintiff bases his complaint on defendant’s ...

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No property interest in demolished house (access required)

Plaintiffs lack the necessary property interest to raise constitutional and inverse condemnation claims arising from the city-ordered demolition of a fire-damaged building in a historical district. Background In 2015, Sinesi bought the Grandy House, which was built in 1901 and ...

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Federal sovereign immunity bars gross negligence claim (access required)

On remand from the Virginia Supreme Court for application of federal maritime law, the court finds that defendant is entitled to federal sovereign immunity, and, as a result, the gross negligence claims against him must be dismissed. Background Pridemore was ...

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Foreclosure dispute claims go forward (access required)

Where the Virginia Housing Development Authority was awarded possession of plaintiff’s property in a district court unlawful detainer action, the doctrines of collateral estoppel and res judicata do not bar plaintiff’s claim that the title is defective. The demurrers as ...

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Woman sued over issues with breast reconstruction – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy. She then underwent a two-stage breast reconstruction surgery using tissue expanders by the defendant plastic surgeon. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant failed to provide alternative surgical options, such as autologous-tissue reconstruction, and failed to ...

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Driver pulled over to change tire, then was struck by motorist – $1 Million Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff had a flat tire prior to the accident. He testified that he pulled over to the side of the road when a commercial vehicle came from behind and struck the back of the plaintiff’s car. The force of ...

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