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D’Ambrosio v. Wolf

Record No: 170521 (as published by the Virginia Supreme Court) The circuit court erred in concluding that a son’s challenge to the validity of his mother’s will is barred by claim preclusion, issue preclusion, or judicial estoppel. Under Rule 1:6(a), a final judgment forecloses successive litigation of the same claim, but claim preclusion will not...

Lopez-Rosario v. Habib, 291 Va. 293, 785 S.E.2d 214

Record No: 150587 (As published by the Virginia Supreme Court) The circuit court did not err in dismissing a suit for medical malpractice on the basis that the plaintiff filed the lawsuit in her own name, although co-guardians, broadly responsible for her personal affairs, had been appointed. The judgment is affirmed.

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