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Monthly Archives: July 2007

LeClair Ryan expands to Boston

Richmond-based LeClair Ryan will open an office in Boston with 10 partners from the firm of Donovan Hatem LLP. The partners include A. Neil Hartzell, who leads the Boston firm’s business litigation practice group, and Kevin Kenneally, who heads its ...

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No privacy expectation in friend’s apartment

Home is not where your Nintendo is, according to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Two men who sold cocaine together in Huntington, W.Va., were more than business partners. Joshua Gray and Terrence Askew hung out together at Gray’s ...

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Damages – Trucking Business – Earnings Loss (access required)

Where defendant hauling business contends that due to the unavailability of one of its trucks, it was deprived of $6,672 in “loss of earnings” caused by plaintiff’s alleged improper installation of a transmission, this analysis by defendant is insufficient to ...

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Domestic Relations – Cohabitation – Mortgage Payments – Support Waiver (access required)

Although the parties’ 2001 property settlement agreement in their divorce decree had wife waiving spousal support and husband continuing mortgage payments on the marital residence “for the benefit of wife … in the nature of support,” a circuit court can ...

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Real Estate – Purchase Option – Restrictive Covenants (access required)

An option to purchase found in a deferred purchase money deed of trust is a restrictive covenant that runs with the land, but the option is limited by the conditions in the deed of trust, which do not contemplate foreclosure, ...

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Search & Seizure – Traffic Stop – DMV Database (access required)

Although defendant was complying with all traffic rules when a police officer on routine patrol observed defendant’s Cadillac at a stop sign and decided to run a license check through the DMV database using his mobile data terminal, defendant had ...

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Domestic Relations – Child Support Reduction – Father's Incarceration (access required)

Where father was incarcerated when the trial court set his monthly child support obligation at $300, the father has not demonstrated a material change of circumstances justifying a further reduction in child support, and the trial court did not err ...

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Domestic Relations – Joint Custody – Alternate Months (access required)

A trial court did not err in awarding joint legal and physical custody, with the parties’ three children alternating months with each parent. At the conclusion of a hearing, the trial court considered and discussed each of the factors in ...

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Domestic Relations – Payments By Husband – No Objection (access required)

A husband failed to object in the trial court to wife’s alleged lack of evidence to support her assertion that the parties’ divorce decree required husband to transfer to her a life insurance policy and pay off existing debt on ...

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