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Tag Archives: Virginia Circuit Courts

Oyer motion denied for criminal matter documents (access required)

Where plaintiff has sued defendant, his ex-wife, for malicious prosecution arising from five criminal warrants she swore out against him for trespass, and for a protective order issued against him, her demurrer is sustained. Plaintiff bases his complaint on defendant’s ...

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No fraud or unjust enrichment in home construction action (access required)

Where plaintiffs sued for return of their deposits paid for property and construction of a home, the court finds defendants did not violate the Virginia Consumer Protection Act, and were not unjustly enriched by retaining plaintiffs’ deposits. To prove fraud ...

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Some claims survive demurrer in easement case (access required)

Plaintiffs’ claim of a prescriptive easement to use defendants’ road survives demurrer because the complaint alleges exclusive and continuous use, from which plaintiffs’ use under claim of right is presumed. Because plaintiffs have stated a claim, they can seek permanent ...

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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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Court has jurisdiction over claim against county (access required)

Where Fairfax County has adopted by resolution its own polices and practices for the procurement of goods and services, the county is wholly exempt from Virginia’s Public Procurement Act. A contractor’s judicial review rights are determined with reference to the ...

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No property interest in demolished house (access required)

Plaintiffs lack the necessary property interest to raise constitutional and inverse condemnation claims arising from the city-ordered demolition of a fire-damaged building in a historical district. Background In 2015, Sinesi bought the Grandy House, which was built in 1901 and ...

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