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Episcopal Church trial begins in Fairfax

Yesterday in Fairfax, a trial expected to last two weeks got under way that could determine control of the property of 11 churches that voted to leave the Episcopal Diocese. Millions of dollars are at stake. At issue is an ...

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Episcopal Church trial begins in Fairfax

Yesterday in Fairfax, a trial expected to last two weeks got under way that could determine control of the property of 11 churches that voted to leave the Episcopal Diocese. Millions of dollars are at stake. At issue is an ...

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Bond of $10M needed to stop Randolph art sale

Opponents of the art sale proposed by officials at Randolph College need to post a $10 million bond by 4:30 p.m. tomorrow to finalize the injunction stopping the auction, reports The News & Advance. If they fail to post the ...

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Administrative – Appeal – Conforming Petition (access required)

An Accomack Circuit Court denies a motion by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to dismiss a petition for appeal filed by Birchwood Motel Inc. The commission argues four points on its motion to dismiss the motel’s petition. First, it contends ...

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Domestic Relations – Support Modification – Motion To Reconsider (access required)

A circuit court grants husband’s motion to reconsider in order to correct a child support figure based upon use of the correct spousal support figure. The court’s earlier support order and modification of final decree of divorce stated that “there ...

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Employment – Contract – Noncompete – Pension Consultant (access required)

Plaintiff, a former employee of defendant retirement planning company, wins summary judgment in her suit seeking a declaratory judgment that a noncompete agreement plaintiff had with her former employer is invalid and unenforceable. Plaintiff advised her former employer she would ...

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Medical Malpractice – Discovery – Hospital Incident Reports (access required)

A Portsmouth Circuit Court grants plaintiff’s motion to compel production of certain reports made in the course of plaintiff’s treatment at the hospital, including a “Medication Quality Care Report” and the transcript of statements made to hospital management by an ...

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Negligence – Parking Lot Design – Duty (access required)

A plaintiff who contends that he, as a motorist invitee entering a parking lot, was injured when struck by another motorist occupant of the parking lot, has failed to establish that defendant design professional owes a duty to such an ...

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Search & Seizure – Search Warrant – Standing (access required)

A defendant charged with drug and firearm offenses has standing to object to the seizure of marijuana from his neighbor’s attic, but the Virginia Beach Circuit Court denies defendant’s motion to suppress evidence found in defendant’s home pursuant to a ...

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Criminal – Substitute Counsel – Conflict Of Interest (access required)

Although defendant agreed to his retained counsel also representing an important prosecution witness on unrelated drug charges, the trial court nevertheless did not abuse its discretion in disqualifying the lawyer from representing defendant on charges of malicious wounding of the ...

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