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Stay Denied, Despite Related Out-of-State Litigation (access required)

Plaintiff Anthony Hawks, a Washington D.C. attorney, seeks to collect legal fees for services provided to Defendant Jeanne Ellen Libit. Libit was involved in a complex trust litigation in Florida, and Hawks represented Libit both in her individual capacity and ...

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Members’ Acts Ratified by Corporate Conduct (access required)

Certain corporate members’ management of a construction project was ratified by sufficient other members, according to majority rule as defined in the corporate operating agreement. Claims challenging such ratified conduct were dismissed. The parties are joint venturers who formed a ...

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University Not Custodian of Foundation Records (access required)

Pursuant to Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act, Petitioner Transparent GMU requested from Respondents George Mason University and the George Mason University Foundation Inc. records relating to donations made or offered, directly and indirectly, to the University by certain private entities ...

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Va. Cir. Ct.: Court Retains Jurisdiction of Child-Custody Dispute (access required)

Despite the mother’s relocation to North Carolina, jurisdiction over divorcing parties’ child-custody dispute will remain in Virginia. After Plaintiff Devin Lipps (husband) and Defendant Amanda Lipps (wife) separated, wife moved to North Carolina with the couple’s minor child. In June ...

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Motion to Strike – Issue for a Jury – Common Knowledge and Experience (access required)

Commonwealth v. Antwan Ray Green (VLW No. 017-8-103, 8pp.) Fairfax Cir.Ct. Case No. FE-2016-1048 Holding: Where the defendant was charged with maliciously wounding the victim with the intent to cause the involuntary termination of her pregnancy and has moved to ...

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Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing – Statutory Contract (access required)

Scott Evans v. Fairfax County Public School Board (Lawyers Weekly No. 017-8-104, 15pp.) (Bernhard, J.) Fairfax Cir.Ct. Case No. CL-2017-3884. Holding: Where the court previously sustained the defendant-school district’s demurrer to the plaintiff-teacher’s complaint in relation to an economic duress ...

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Motion for Default Judgment – Filing of a Late Answer – Good Cause (access required)

Henson v. DDG II, Inc. (VLW No. 017-8-107, 10pp.) (Lannetti, J.) Norfolk Cir.Ct. Case No. CL17007123-00. Holding: Where the defendant-owner filed a notice of hearing the day before a scheduled default judgment hearing but failed to file a related motion ...

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Freedom of Information Act – Affidavit of Good Cause – Violations – Declaratory Relief – Recovery of Costs (access required)

Hurst v. City of Norfolk (VLW No. 017-8-108, 17pp.) (Lannetti, J.) Norfolk Cir.Ct. Case No. CL17-11119. Holding: Where the plaintiff-petitioner failed to submit an affidavit of good cause supporting his petition for relief regarding his two requests under the Freedom ...

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Jurisdiction – Waiver of Sovereign Immunity – Court-Issued Process (access required)

McGhee v. Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (VLW No. 017-8-109, 7pp.) (Lannetti, J.) Norfolk Cir.Ct. Case No. CL17-5454. Holding: Where the plaintiff-uninsured filed a petition appealing a defendant-department of motor vehicle (DMV) hearing officer’s decision and requested formal service on ...

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