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Tag Archives: Supreme Court of Virginia

Supreme Court of Va.: Sanctions order after 21-day period void (access required)

The high court voided a sanctions order entered more than 21 days after the circuit court’s final order granting the defendant’s demurrer and dismissing the complaint. Appellant Timothy M. Barrett filed a complaint against Appellee Valerie Jill Rhudy Minor challenging ...

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Affirmative defense triggers indemnity clause (access required)

By asserting that a contractor’s employee’s own fault contributed to her slip-and-fall, Appellant Dominion Nuclear Connecticut triggered its indemnity agreement with the contractor, Appellee Securitas Security Services USA, the high court held. Jennifer Brandenburg, a Securitas employee, allegedly slipped and ...

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Fee, cost obligations defeat mootness dismissal (access required)

The sole question presented is whether the court of appeals erred in dismissing Appellant Dorothy Elizabeth Cilwa’s appeal from a judgment in the circuit court. After a long history of larceny arrests, substance-abuse counseling, and probation extensions, Cilwa’s probation officer ...

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Distinct proof standards for successor-liability theories (access required)

In prior litigation, Plaintiff La Bella Dona Skin Care Inc. won a substantial aggregate judgment against its former employees (judgment debtors) and their new, competing business, Bon Air Med Spa LLC. The judgment debtors were represented by the law firm ...

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“Original purchase price” included improvements (access required)

Defendant Virginia Department of Transportation properly offered reconveyance of acquired property at the price paid for land and improvements, even though it had removed the improvements in the interim, the court held. Plaintiff David Kalergis owned a 55-acre farm in ...

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