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  • A circuit court did not err in holding that the term “minerals” used in two severance deeds executed in 1886 and 1887 included natural gas and coal bed methane as a matter of law, the Supreme Court of Virginia holds. Appellant is a successor in title to property interests retained by grantors in the disputed ...

  • At plaintiff’s civil trial against defen­dant for assault and battery, the trial court erred in instructing the jury that because defendant had pleaded guilty to A&B in criminal court, he could “not deny that he assaulted and battered the plaintiff”; the trial court also abused its discretion in allowing expert testimony on plaintiff’s future needs ...

  • A divided Supreme Court of Virgin­ia reverses a trial court order refusing to reinstate a contract action that was pending for three years prior to being dismissed under Va. Code § 8.01-335(B) for failure to prosecute. On July 23, 2010, JSR Mechanical filed a complaint against Aireco Supply Inc. alleging breach of contract and neg­ligence ...

  • Plaintiff offers only her bare assertion that a curb in a Wawa parking lot creat­ed an unsafe condition that caused her to fall and suffer injury, and she cannot rebut defendant’s expert evidence or oth­erwise demonstrate a genuine issue of material fact in her personal injury suit; the Richmond U.S. District Court Mag­istrate Judge grants ...

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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 at (757) 306-9060 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.