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Va. Circuit Courts: Assisted-conception law unconstitutional (access required)

Virginia’s assisted-conception statute, which creates a presumption that a gestational mother’s husband is the father of the conceived child, is unconstitutional as written because it provides parental rights to husbands but not wives, the court held. In 2006, Plaintiff Valerie ...

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Jury waiver enforceable even if contract isn’t (access required)

Analogizing to federal arbitration jurisprudence, the court held that a jury waiver was enforceable even in an agreement alleged to be fraudulently induced, since the challenging party did not allege that the waiver provision itself was procured by fraud. On ...

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Lienholders can partially subordinate by contract (access required)

Mortgagee Wells Fargo could subordinate its first-priority lien to its third-priority lien on secured property, without thereby moving the second-priority lien to first position, the court held. Defendant Milton H. Cortez obtained two loans to purchase a home in 2005. ...

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