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  • Plaintiffs, sureties that issued numerous construction payment and performance bonds and are suing debtor Truland Entities to enforce collateral security and indemnification provisions in their Indemnity Agreements, win dismissal of defendants’ counterclaims, which are essentially restatements of defendants’ affirmative defenses, says the Alexandria U.S. District Court. Defendants assert four counterclaims, for violation of Title 8.9A ...

  • In plaintiff’s contract action against an individual and two corporate defendants, none of whom filed a grounds of defense, but in which the individual defendant appeared on the initial return date, the Norfolk Circuit Court says the individual defendant’s request for a new trial after the general district court granted judgment against all three defendants, ...

  • In the wake of the Virginia Supreme Court decision in Toghill, the Fairfax Circuit Court dismisses a habeas petition based on a claim that Virginia’s sodomy statute, Va. Code § 18.2-361(A), is unconstitutional and undermines his conviction under Code § 18.2-374.3(E) for using the Internet to solicit a minor to commit sodomy. In 2011, petitioner ...

  • The federal Patient Safety Act privilege covers email communications between defendant doctor and the hospital’s designated patient safety officer, even if the emails were never actually sent to a “patient safety organization,” and the Norfolk Circuit Court denies plaintiff’s motion to compel production. As part of his duties as the hospital’s senior vice president for ...

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DISCLAIMER: David A. Cardon is an attorney at the Virginia Beach office of Cardon and Goodman, P.C. who concentrates his legal practice in traffic, criminal, and personal injury law. Mr. Cardon provides the materials contained above as a public service and on an informational basis only. These materials are not intended to be a comprehensive statement of Virginia law, and are not intended to convey legal advice.


If you have a legal problem, you should consult with an attorney in your area who can investigate the particular circumstances of your situation. You can contact David Cardon, Esquire at (757) 306-9060 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .