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Monthly Archives: June 2007

Gov. Kaine delays Danville man’s execution

Just hours before Christopher S. Emmett was scheduled to die for beating a co-worker to death while stealing money for drugs, Gov. Tim Kaine granted him a reprieve, reports The Associated Press. The governor said he wants to give the ...

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Workers’ comp: Neck claim came too late

Foot bone connected to the leg bone. Leg bone connected to the knee bone. You could almost hear the Court of Appeals humming “dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones” when they decided a workers’ comp case yesterday. Under Virginia ...

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Election roundup

Yesterday was primary day across Virginia, with turnout at pitifully low levels. Among the results: McEachin beats Lambert. Longtime Democratic Sen. Bennie Lambert of Richmond endorsed former U.S. Sen. George Allen last fall, and he paid for it last night. ...

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Domestic Relations – Parties' Agreement – Prior Expenses (access required)

In construing a divorcing couple’s agreement to “divide equally” the expenses and costs of their prior case and costs related to wife’s immigration from Germany, the circuit court finds that husband owes wife $1,699.93. The method and manner of payment ...

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Employment – Public Employee Grievance – Termination – RIF (access required)

The City of Richmond Personnel Board could reasonably view elimination of petitioner’s position as a human resources manager as the predicate for activation of the city’s reduction-in-force procedure, and petitioner has a right to have the board’s decision implemented under ...

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Employment – Public Employee Grievance – University Police – Attorney's Fees (access required)

Old Dominion University loses its appeal of a hearing officer’s decision reversing a Group III notice of disciplinary action terminating a university police officer and awarding him attorney’s fees, as the university has not demonstrated that the hearing officer’s decision ...

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Unemployment Comp – Misconduct – Stealing (access required)

An installer for a construction firm wins his appeal of a denial of unemployment benefits based on his termination for alleged stealing; the commission did not properly analyze the mitigating factor presented by the employee with regard to the accusation ...

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REHEARING GRANTED (access required)

On June 5, 2007, the Virginia Court of Appeals granted rehearing en banc in Raab v. Commonwealth (VLW 007-7-171), Record No. 0972-06-1. In the original May 1 opinion, the panel held that a police officer had a legal basis to ...

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Ex-grocer wins $16M after business was destroyed (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court jury has awarded $16 million to the operator of a grocery store chain who contended that the country’s third-largest grocery supplier forced him out of business. Jonathan F. Johnson had a reputation in the late 1990s ...

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Huddleston to run for VSB president-elect (access required)

Jon D. Huddleston, a Leesburg lawyer who has long been active in the Virginia State Bar, has announced his candidacy for president-elect of the organization. Huddleston, 47, has been on Bar Council since 2001 and became a member of its ...

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