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Tag Archives: Virginia Beach Circuit Court

Demurrer sustained in defamation action (access required)

Defendants’ demurrer in this defamation action is sustained because plaintiff has not sufficiently alleged that the complained-of statements were false. Alleged defamation Plaintiff Presler complains about five statements made in defendants’ advertisement: “a) Presler is the ‘leader of a local ...

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Tension between courthouse access and security (access required)

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Courthouse security is cracking down across Virginia. Despite calls for relaxed cellphone policies in Virginia courthouses, many sheriffs are still reluctant to allow visitors to bring their phones past the security desk. In some locations, lawyers are facing stricter security ...

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Driver ran red light, broadsided longshoreman – $400,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff suffered serious orthopedic injuries when he was struck by a careless box truck driver who ran a red light and broadsided plaintiff. The defendant was forced to admit fault because two independent witnesses confirmed it. Plaintiff offered expert testimony ...

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Woman with high BAC rear-ended motorcyclist – $442,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was stopped at a red light at an intersection in Virginia Beach. He pulled up next to a police officer, who was admiring his Harley-Davidson when the plaintiff was struck from behind. The plaintiff was thrown into the ...

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Va. Cir.: No violation for “use” when rule targets “facilities” (access required)

A property owner couldn’t be convicted of providing free waterskiing lessons to disabled veterans without having obtained a conditional use permit, as the cited zoning ordinance spoke to recreational “facilities” rather than uses. Background Defendant Witchduck Lake Enterprises Inc. is ...

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Teen injured in rearender lost plans of playing college sports – $1.2 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a back-seat passenger traveling with her family in Virginia Beach for an elite-level softball tournament. Defendant, a business owner driving a company vehicle, failed to brake when the traffic slowed due to upcoming construction on westbound Interstate 264 ...

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Circuit courts can’t “correct race/nationality” (access required)

Neither the Virginia constitution nor any statute conferred jurisdiction on the circuit court to hear petitions for correction of race/nationality, notwithstanding how other states’ courts have treated such petitions. Background Petitioners Michael Pacheco and Anthony Harris have requested this court’s ...

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