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Settlement terms did not include execution of release (access required)

Where the parties agreed in an email exchange to settle their suit, the term “settlement” was not ambiguous – it means “dismissal of this lawsuit” – and “no reasonable person would have attributed execution of a release to the term ...

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Defendant did not transact business in Virginia (access required)

The court grants a business defendant’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction; long-arm jurisdiction is unavailable because the cause of action did not arise from this defendant transacting business in Virginia. Overview A daycare business, My Little Magic ...

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City council members immune in monument case (access required)

Charlottesville city council members are statutorily immune from plaintiffs’ claims arising from a series of votes relating to the removal, sale and covering up of statutes of two Civil War generals in city parks. The defendant council members’ actions did ...

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Worker who quit for good cause gets benefits (access required)

The Virginia Employment Commission erred by denying plaintiff’s claim for unemployment benefits because the record does not support its finding that he voluntarily left his employment without good cause. ‘Good cause’ An employee who voluntarily leaves his or her job ...

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Defendant gets attorney’s fees after plaintiff’s nonsuit (access required)

The court will award defendant the sanction of a $4,000 attorney’s fee pursuant to Code § 8.01-271 after granting plaintiff’s motion to nonsuit. “Defendant’s motion for attorney’s fees … is granted. Defendant is awarded her reasonable attorney’s fees in the ...

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More findings needed in unemployment benefits case (access required)

Where the Virginia Employment Commission denied plaintiff unemployment benefits because her employer discharged her for doing inaccurate work, the case is remanded for further proceedings. It cannot be determined from the record whether plaintiff’s acts or omissions were a willful ...

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CBD and THC-A oils approval properly granted (access required)

The Virginia Board of Pharmacy’s decision to approve Dharma Pharmaceuticals as a dispensary of CBD and THC-A oils was neither arbitrary nor capricious. A motion to dismiss New Age Care’s appeal of the administrative decision is granted. Ruling “The Court ...

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Tesla can own and operate car dealership (access required)

The commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles correctly ruled that Tesla Motors fell within an exception to the statutory ban of motor vehicle manufacturers owning and operating a car dealership. Overview Code § 46.2-1572(4) prohibits automobile manufacturers from owning, ...

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