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Bank of Hampton Roads v. Powell, 292 Va. 10, 785 S.E.2d 788

Record No: 151190 (As published by the Virginia Supreme Court) In breach of contract and fraudulent conveyance litigation, the trial court erred in imposing a constructive trust upon a subdivision lot after a developer breached a contract to convey a different property. To be entitled to the benefit of a constructive trust, a claimant’s interest...

Navar, Inc. v. Federal Business Council, 291 Va. 338, 784 S.E.2d 296

Record No: 150522 (As published by the Virginia Supreme Court) In an action asserting claims for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, quantum meruit, and trade secret misappropriation in which plaintiffs recovered a judgment of $1.25 million, plaintiffs failed to show at trial how the defendant misused their confidential information under a nondisclosure agreement or the...

Devine, Nancy v. Buki, 289 Va. 184, 766 S.E.2d 882

Record No: 140305 (As published by the Virginia Supreme Court) A circuit court’s decision to award equitable relief against a wife in a rescission action relating to a couple’s sale of real property – where there was no evidence of wrongdoing on her part and no basis for an award of equitable relief against her...

Devine, Donald v. Buki, 289 Va. 162, 767 S.E.2d 459

Record No: 140301 (As published by the Virginia Supreme Court) In a suit by purchasers of a home for rescission of the transaction and related relief, the fact that the trial court found that the selling husband’s wife did not engage in any wrongful conduct in the sale did not mean that it lost equitable...

Assurance Data, Inc. v. Malyevac, 286 Va. 137, 747 S.E.2d 804 (Sept. 12, 2013)

Record No: 121989 (As published by the Virginia Supreme Court) In an employer’s action to enforce certain provisions of an employment agreement restraining competition by a former employee, in sustaining a demurrer the circuit court improperly resolved the employee’s challenge to the enforceability of the restraints on competition, short-circuiting the litigation. Because a demurrer cannot...

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