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Florida defendant’s conduct did not touch Virginia (access required)

The Virginia court has no jurisdiction over a Florida-based defendant who allegedly entered into a promissory note with an individual in Georgia; even if the note included loaning money to the Virginia plaintiff. Background Plaintiff Straight Line Drive sued Jitan Kuverji and ...

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Stockholder sued for dissolution of restaurant business — $177,530 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Commercial law — business torts — minority shareholder judicial valuation (forced buyout) Injuries alleged: Tortious interference with contract; business conspiracy; petition for judicial dissolution Name of case: Jones v. Fridley Court: Waynesboro Circuit Court Case no.: CL19-199-00 ...

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Former Liberty student’s 13-count complaint dismissed (access required)

Where a former student brought 13 claims against Liberty University after being expelled from a doctoral program after disputes about her internships, all of her claims were dismissed, including those alleging breach of contract, negligence, tortious interference, fraud, defamation and ...

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Patient injured back while being restrained — $1.15 million settlement (access required)

Type of action: Civil assault Injuries alleged: Fractured vertebrae and PTSD symptoms Name of judge or mediator: Hon. Johanna Fitzpatrick (Ret.) Date resolved: 07/29/2020 Special damages: $13,471 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,150,000 Attorney(s) for plaintiff (and city): Chidi James, ...

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Allegedly defamatory statements to public not privileged (access required)

A school superintendent’s allegedly defamatory statements to the public about a cheating scandal at an elementary school were not protected by the “common interest” privilege. There were no cases holding the qualified privilege can apply between a supervisor and the ...

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Citizen’s deportation suit barred by discretionary exception (access required)

There is no jurisdiction over a suit brought by a U.S. citizen who alleges he was improperly removed to El Salvador. In deciding whom to investigate, detain and remove, homeland security officers must make the kinds of classic judgment calls ...

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Multiple contacts support jurisdiction over defendants (access required)

Where a financial company reached into Virginia to solicit business from a Virginia-based plaintiff, the agreement contemplated performance in Virginia, money was exchanged and defendants communicated with plaintiff in Virginia “hundreds of times” by phone and email, Virginia’s long-arm statute ...

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