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No ‘new matters’ raised in answer to complaint (access required)

Where plaintiffs filed a late response to facts alleged in several paragraphs in defendants’ answer to the complaint, the allegations will not be deemed as admitted under Va. Sup. Ct. R. 1:4(e) because the allegations did not raise “new matters” ...

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Standing issues decided in school admissions case (access required)

Where a group of parents and their minor children, through next friends, sued the Fairfax County School Board and the superintendent concerning their decisions and actions to eliminate a standardized testing requirement as an admissions factor to the Thomas Jefferson ...

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Case dismissed for lack of actual controversy (access required)

Where this court issued a capias after plaintiff Yuri Sasson disobeyed a lawful court order, and also granted defendant’s demurrer without leave to amend, a motion by plaintiff’s son, Ilan, to reconsider the dismissal is denied. Prior proceedings This court ...

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Suspended lawyer’s firm must pay sanctions (access required)

Where the law license of plaintiff’s counsel had been administratively suspended because he did not complete continuing legal education credits, his signatures on an order of substitution, discovery responses and discovery requests were invalid. The court grants plaintiff’s motion to ...

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Guardian required for incapacitated person’s divorce (access required)

A power of attorney agent may not maintain a divorce action on behalf of the principal. The Uniform Power of Attorney Act expressly grants guardians the power to change a ward’s marital status. Overview The parties married in 1993. They ...

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Incapacitated recipient must repay SNAP benefits (access required)

Where the Virginia Department of Social Services paid Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits to an incapacitated person who was not qualified to receive them, the decision to recoup the benefits must be affirmed. Background Mohammed Moosavi is an incapacitated person. ...

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Ferry operator breached licensing agreement (access required)

Where defendant ferry service breached a license agreement by relocating a retaining wall without the required permission from plaintiff landowner, the court awards damages and enjoins defendant’s further use of the property. However, plaintiffs’ unjust enrichment claim fails because they ...

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Demurrers sustained in real estate contract case (access required)

Defendant’s demurrer to plaintiff’s suit for specific performance of a contract involving real estate is sustained. The contract cannot be read as giving plaintiff the right to buy the property at any time. Plaintiff’s other claims against defendant are either ...

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JDR court’s dismissal on merits was final order (access required)

The circuit court has jurisdiction over this matter concerning a minor child because the JDR’s dismissal on the merits was a final order, thus permitting the circuit court to assume jurisdiction. Final order Initially, the court must decide whether this ...

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