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Monthly Archives: March 2007

Criminal – Plea Agreement – Sentence Correction – Waiver (access required)

A Roanoke federal district judge finds that defendant entered valid guilty pleas and valid waivers of his right to appeal and his right to bring this collateral attack under 28 U.S.C. Sect. 2255, based on the judge having specifically questioned ...

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Criminal – Obstruction Of Justice – Intimidation Of Officer (access required)

Virginia Code Sect. 18.2-460(C), a statute that prohibits threats of bodily harm to a judicial or law-enforcement officer lawfully engaged in the discharge of his duty, is not constitutionally infirm, either facially or as applied to defendant, and the appellate ...

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Domestic Relations – Spousal Support – Cohabitation – Same- Sex Relationship (access required)

A trial judge erred in holding that a couple’s property settlement agreement terminating spousal support for wife’s cohabitation with “any person” in “a situation analogous to marriage” could not be enforced against wife for her cohabitation with another woman. We ...

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Estates settle car-wreck claim (access required)

Robert W. Stoops and Paul E. Crawford Jr. were killed in a single car accident in Franklin County on May 1, 2005. The accident occurred when the vehicle, driven by Crawford, ran off Route 122, vaulted over the guardrail and ...

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Pedestrian stuck by truck settles for $220K (access required)

Plaintiff, a Louisa resident, was a pedestrian struck while crossing the street (not at crosswalk or intersection) going to a restaurant in Harrisonburg; defendant was driving a pickup truck. Defendant, who admitted to drinking a few beers before the collision, ...

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Toll collector, hurt by truck, settles suit (access required)

Plaintiff was employed as a toll collector for the Richmond Metropolitan Authority operating a toll booth on the Downtown Expressway. Defendant unsuccessfully attempted to deposit change for the toll in the toll basket attached to the toll booth. Defendant then ...

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?Cohabitation' with lesbian partner ends support under PSA (access required)

A husband can cut off his $4,000 monthly spousal support to his wife who lived in a relationship “analogous to a marriage” with her lesbian partner. The husband in Stroud v. Stroud (VLW 007-7-062) used a surprising bit of holiday ...

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Most of the involved parties OK with eminent domain bill (access required)

The General Assembly has adopted an eminent domain statute that appears to be at least tolerable to all concerned—with one major exception. Housing authorities and local governments believe it would hamstring their efforts to redevelop inner cities. “It’s eliminated their ...

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Dohnal, Alper get top bar nods for judgeships (access required)

U.S. Magistrate Judge Dennis W. Dohnal and Arlington Circuit Judge Joanne F. Alper lead the list candidates recommended by statewide bar groups for two judgeships in the Eastern District of Virginia. Judge T.S. Ellis III, who sits in Alexandria, and ...

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Issue of hospital foundation immunity goes to high court (access required)

The issue of whether foundations set up to support teaching hospitals have charitable immunity appears to be on its way to resolution by the Supreme Court of Virginia. The University of Virginia Health Services Foundation and two plaintiffs have filed ...

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