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Tag Archives: Norfolk Circuit Court

Late release of database system information violated VFOIA (access required)

Where plaintiff reporter sought information concerning a database system from defendant corrections department, the request was “reasonably specific.” Defendant’s late response violated the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. Overview Plaintiff Harki wrote a series of articles for the Virginian-Pilot about ...

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Alternate date to value corporate shares denied (access required)

Where defendant elected to buy plaintiff’s shares in a jointly owned company after plaintiff filed a dissolution action, the court denies defendant’s motion to set an alternate valuation date. The statutory valuation date, which is the day before plaintiff filed ...

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Attorneys’ fees ordered as discovery sanction (access required)

Where plaintiff did not disclose, in response to defendant’s discovery request, a medical care provider he consulted for a second opinion in this medical malpractice case, plaintiff must pay defendant’s attorneys’ fees relating to the discovery violation. Background Plaintiff sued ...

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Corporate shares valuation includes commercial leases (access required)

Where the parties agreed to place their separate businesses into a jointly owned corporation, the parties’ business leases are corporate assets and must be included when valuing the corporation’s shares in this dissolution action. Overview Biton and Kreinis are equal ...

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Passenger’s back hurt when dump truck slid into car — $300,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a passenger in an automobile collision with a loaded dump truck at an intersection controlled by a traffic light in Norfolk. It was raining at the time and the roads were wet. The defendant truck driver stated that ...

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Discovery misstep nets $21K in sanctions (access required)

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Despite a “suspicious” omission of unfavorable medical information, a Norfolk judge refused to hobble a medical malpractice case because the plaintiff and his lawyer dragged their feet in supplementing discovery responses. The defendant hospital claimed there was a “blatant abuse ...

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Severance damages opinions excluded in easement case (access required)

Where a shipyard claims a natural gas company’s pipeline, constructed on an easement over the shipyard’s property, entitles it to severance damages, the court grants the gas company’s motion to exclude expert opinions on the amount of severance damages. Overview ...

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