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Va. Cir.: Qualified immunity doesn’t bar gross negligence (access required)

A Norfolk police officer was immune from negligence claims arising from his operation of a marine vessel that capsized, but claims against him asserting gross negligence could go to trial. Background In January 2014, the City of Norfolk contracted with ...

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Absent net earnings, LLC distributions were improper (access required)

Investor-members of a dissolving LLC were liable for the return of a large distribution made irrespective of the LLC’s losses on its investments. Background In December 2007, Meritage Fund I LLC — of which Plaintiff Williamson Equity Partners LLC is ...

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“John Doe” pleading appropriate pending discovery (access required)

On Plaintiff Kevin S. Johnson’s motion to compel discovery, Defendant Sentara Norfolk General Hospital objected to the disclosure of the name and last known address of Defendant John Doe, on grounds that such information constituted individually identifiable health information protected ...

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Benefits Claimant Presented No Evidence Mitigating Misconduct (access required)

The court denied Plaintiff Gifford Whitehurst’s petition for judicial review of a decision by the Virginia Unemployment Commission that he was disqualified from receiving unemployment compensation. Whitehurst worked at the Chrysler Museum as a security officer. The Museum’s HR manager ...

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Time Expired to Name Tortfeasor’s True Employer as Defendant (access required)

Alleging negligence claims against Defendants Tracey Finley and American Airlines Inc., Plaintiff John W. Parrish III ran out of time to add Finley’s actual employer – not American Airlines, but Envoy Air Inc. – as a defendant to the suit. ...

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Va. Cir. Ct.: Nonparent Seeking Custody Must Show Harm to Child if Not Granted (access required)

R.H., a 9-year-old girl, had lived her entire life with her mother and maternal grandmother, in her grandmother’s spacious home. R.H. was in good health and well-adjusted, with no developmental delays. R.H.’s father, who currently lives in a one-bedroom home ...

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