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Tag Archives: Virginia Circuit Courts

Taxpayer failed to show assessments were erroneous (access required)

Where a taxpayer fails to show that county assessments were not arrived at in accordance with generally accepted appraisal practices, the county’s assessments stand and the taxpayer’s request for relief is denied. Background Petitioner alleged Fairfax County erroneously assessed land ...

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Small loan company exempted from consumer law (access required)

Although a consumer lender imposed interest rates in violation of certain statutes, the commonwealth cannot sue it under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act because the lender falls within the Act’s exclusion as a small loan company. Background Allied Title Lending ...

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Venue is appropriate for Attorney General’s suit (access required)

An internet lender will face a suit brought by the Virginia Attorney General in Fairfax County alleging violations of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Background The commonwealth sued NC Financial Solutions of Utah LLC (“Net Credit”) for violations of the ...

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Acceptance of settlement offer created binding contract (access required)

A defendant is obligated to pay a settlement because a question raised by plaintiffs after they accepted the defendant’s offer was not a new term. Background On May 19, 2017, defendant’s former attorney, Jonathan S. Kurtin, sent a letter to ...

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Nonsuit should come at start of de novo trial (access required)

A personal injury plaintiff can file a motion for nonsuit after commencement of the circuit court trial, which will annul the district court judgment and rulings. Background Mee Kim filed a personal injury action. The Fairfax general district court sustained ...

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Court has jurisdiction over VW and Audi defendants (access required)

Three German auto makers established sufficient contacts with the state, including marketing and advertising, to make them subject to the Virginia court’s specific jurisdiction. Background Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (“VWGoA”) is a subsidiary of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (“VW AG”) and ...

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Defendant led plaintiff to believe no expert needed (access required)

The court held that while an expert should have been required to admit certain physical therapy records about plaintiff’s injuries, the defendant’s response to the plaintiff’s requests for admission reasonably led her to believe no expert was required. Background This ...

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