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Immediate easement possession for pipeline co. (access required)

This court’s order of Jan. 31 granting Mountain Valley Pipeline immediate possession to numerous easements in the construction pathway of a FERC-approved pipeline was conditioned on its first presenting sufficient additional evidence that satisfies the constitutional requirements of eminent domain. ...

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Jury to consider hostile-work-environment claim (access required)

An African-American employee, fired based on her employer’s reasonable belief that she had mishandled company funds, can proceed to trial on her claim of hostile work environment based on both race and sex, despite evidence that she failed to disclose ...

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Western District of Va.: Law firm’s time-barred debt action is triable FDCPA violation (access required)

A law firm that initiated a lawsuit to collect a debt owed to its client could be found liable for a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, since the action was time-barred. The law firm’s assertion of the ...

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Prior indecent exposure not per se threat to safety (access required)

An apartment management company could not categorically deny tenancy to an applicant with a prior conviction for indecent exposure, stemming from a period where he was not on medication for a mental-health condition. Background In 2016, Plaintiff Annette Simmons requested ...

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No personal jurisdiction over CA Porsche dealer (access required)

A Virginia buyer could not bring suit in the Commonwealth against a Los Angeles-based Porsche franchise because, although the transaction was within the scope of Virginia’s long-arm statute, the dealer did not purposefully avail itself of the privilege of conducting ...

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DC lawyer keeps active license while in Virginia prison (access required)

Jail Cell Bars Prison FEA

Inmates file lawsuits all the time, sometimes attacking their convictions, sometimes complaining about prison conditions. Some are pretty good jailhouse lawyers. But a Virginia federal judge expressed surprise this month when he realized that the inmate plaintiff in a civil ...

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Negligent hiring of carrier by broker alleged – $550,000 Settlement (access required)

This case is the companion follow-up case to a matter called Mann Adm’r v. Emiabata d/b/a Nova Express (see VLW 017-3-408), which also settled for $550,000.00. After settling with the motor carrier’s insurer, the three plaintiffs involved in the Nova ...

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Man dealt with neck injury after auto crash – $660,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 57-year-old male construction supervisor, crashed into the defendant as she pulled away from a street parking space at about 25 miles per hour. Plaintiff felt pain in his neck immediately, and was advised to follow up with is ...

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