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Monthly Archives: November 2007

Unemployment Comp – Term Employment – Voluntary Departure (access required)

In a case of first impression, the Virginia Court of Appeals holds that an employee who left work at a tax preparation service at the conclusion of her contract of employment for a specific term is eligible for unemployment benefits ...

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Commercial – Letter Of Credit – Arbitration Award (access required)

The 4th Circuit reverses a district court order confirming an arbitration award in favor of appellee PDVSA, the state-owned and operated oil company of Venezuela, and several of its officers, which the district court entered after permitting appellant’s counsel to ...

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Commercial – Public Utilities – Pole- Attachment – Cable Provider (access required)

A district court did not err in rejecting appellant Time Warner’s claim that defendant electric utility had a duty under North Carolina statutory or common law to charge a reasonable and nondiscriminatory rate to allow Time Warner to attach its ...

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Attorneys – License Suspension – Timely Panel Hearing (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia upholds the suspension of respondent’s license to practice law, for six months pursuant to the judgment of a three-judge panel under Va. Code Sect. 54.1-3935(B), and for an additional 45 days, pursuant to a Virginia ...

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Civil Practice – Judicial Ethics – Judge's Removal (access required)

A 30th Judicial District judge has violated the Canons of Judicial Conduct by 1) ordering a woman who accused her estranged husband of assault to lower her pants in court in order to allow for inspection of an alleged knife ...

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Creditor's Rights – Garnishment – Law Firm Trust Accounts (access required)

A circuit court did not err in holding two law firms liable upon a garnishment summons for the payment of funds held in their respective trust accounts from a judgment debtor who was their client, so that the firms must ...

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Criminal – Credit Card Theft – Venue (access required)

A defendant’s conviction for credit card theft is overturned because the commonwealth failed to prove venue was proper in the City of Alexandria, for the defendant’s alleged use of a credit card taken from the purse of a staff member ...

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Criminal – Felon In Possession – Juvenile Adjudication – Undated Order (access required)

An undated order purporting to be a juvenile adjudication of defendant’s prior offenses of “B&E + Larceny” is sufficient to establish a prior felony conviction to support a conviction for possession of a firearm as a convicted felony in violation ...

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Criminal – Habeas Claims – Belated Appeal (access required)

A circuit court did not abuse its discretion when it denied petitioner’s request that his habeas claims be dismissed without prejudice, pursuant to Bowman v. Washington, 269 Va. 1 (2004), based on his having been granted a belated appeal of ...

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