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Tag Archives: Virginia Circuit Courts

Bar not liable for patron’s injuries outside the building (access required)

Where plaintiff’s decedent was ejected from defendant bar and beaten outside of the building, the bar is not liable for the injuries. Background According to the allegations in plaintiff’s complaint, plaintiff’s decedent was a patron of a bar called The ...

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HUD landlord’s unlawful detainer claim dismissed (access required)

A subsidized housing landlord’s unlawful detainer action to evict a tenant is dismissed because the notices required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development were deficient. Further, the indigent tenant was not required to post an appeal bond ...

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Reporter covered by qualified privilege; subpoena quashed (access required)

A reporter may assert the qualified reporter privilege in response to a subpoena to compel her testimony in this defamation case. Her motion to quash the subpoena is granted. The reporter has obtained confidential and nonconfidential information during her investigation ...

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Jury gets negligence and causation issues (access required)

In these consolidated cases involving multiple vehicle collisions in a construction zone, the issues of negligence, proximate cause and superseding intervening causation will go to the jury. Overview Defendant Lakeside employed Mathis, who was driving the lead vehicle. Plaintiff Gregory ...

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Maintenance contract not subject to motion craving oyer (access required)

Where a maintenance contract was referenced in the complaint, a motion craving oyer of the contract is denied. Oyer developments Plaintiff referenced a maintenance contract in a complaint against a homeowners association and other defendants. PLM, a maintenance contractor and ...

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Internet Tax Freedom Act preempts general business tax (access required)

Where Fairfax County taxed Cox Communications’ gross receipts of internet access fees under the commonwealth’s Business, Professional, and Occupational License tax, this was error because the federal Internet Tax Freedom Act preempts the BPOL tax. It is the county’s burden ...

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Subcontractor’s $11M claim for computer work dismissed (access required)

The plain terms of the parties’ software migration contract defeat plaintiff’s claim that it is entitled to a minimum payment of $11.1 million. Defendant’s demurrer is sustained with prejudice. Background Agile Defense obtained a government contract to migrate U.S. Air ...

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Medical group can sue insurer for unpaid bill (access required)

A healthcare provider has a private right of action under a statute that requires medical insurers to pay for emergency care without prior authorization regardless of whether the provided emergency services are in-network or out-of-network. The insurer’s demurrer to the ...

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Amended complaint sufficiently alleges special relationship (access required)

In this case arising from plaintiff’s allegations that another student assaulted her on a school bus, where the court previously sustained a demurrer to plaintiff’s claim that defendant school officials assumed a duty to protect her, the court’s grant of ...

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