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  • Plaintiffs who allege defendant “agents and representatives” of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals came onto their prop­erty, seized their dog, carried her away and killed her have stated claims for trespass and for conversion, including a demand for punitive damages; a Norfolk Circuit Court also holds that plaintiff may plead more than the ...

  • In this tort suit against officials of Nor­thumberland High School for damages aris­ing from a school resources officer’s repeat­ed sexual abuse of a 10th-grade student, on school grounds, a Richmond County Circuit Court says plaintiff student and her parents may sue defendant principal and teacher for negligence per se in violation of Virginia stat­utes governing ...

  • Although defendant cursed at officers be­fore and after trying to prevent them from talking to an occupant of defendant’s apart­ment who had an arm wound, his cursing was not a factor in his conviction as police had probable cause to arrest defendant for obstruction even though he ultimately was charged with failure to aid an ...

  • A circuit court on de novo appeal of an unlawful detainer action could not consider the borrowers’ questions of title arising from a foreclosure sale of appellants’ home, as the circuit court’s appellate jurisdiction was de­rivative; the Supreme Court of Virginia va­cates the circuit court judgment, leaving the parties in their former positions and allow­ing ...

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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.