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Case incorrectly dismissed after Kentucky settlement (access required)

Even though plaintiff settled wrongful death and personal injury claims against a medical defendant in Kentucky, that did not bar wrongful death and personal injury claims arising from the same injury against medical defendants in Virginia. Background Appellant Green is ...

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Obstructive act before accrual tolls statute of limitations (access required)

An obstructive act, in this case misrepresenting the value of stock, which occurred before an action for  conversion accrued, tolled the statute of limitations. The stock Appellant Mackey, a law partner in Dodson, Pence, Viar, Woodrum, and Mackey, left the ...

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Closed sessions to discuss library closure violated VFOIA (access required)

A county board of supervisors violated the Virginia Freedom of Information Act by improperly going into closed sessions, and by discussing matters than went beyond the scope of the stated reason for going into closed sessions. Background The Smyth-Bland Regional ...

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No private right of action under relocation assistance act (access required)

Where highway construction required appellant to relocate his dental practice, his suit against the highway commissioner for statutory benefits under the Virginia Relocation Assistance Act was properly dismissed. There is no private right of action under the VRAA. Overview Appellant ...

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Subrogation waiver does not apply to condo owner’s tenant (access required)

Where a condominium association’s insurer waived subrogation against additional insureds, this waiver did not extend to an individual unit owner’s tenant. Facts Sailsman was an individual unit owner in the Chimney Hill Condominium Association. He leased his unit to Alba. ...

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