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Monthly Archives: June 2008

Domestic Relations – Shared Custody – School Attendance (access required)

Where the father knew mother had moved to Leesburg when the parties signed a “Parenting Schedule” for their custody and visitation arrangement that provided for the child’s “primary physical residence,” the trial court did not err in refusing to change ...

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Domestic Relations – Marital Debt Payment – Show Cause Order (access required)

A divorce court erred in holding that it could not enforce husband’s promise, as part of the parties’ PSA incorporated into their final divorce decree, to pay a marital debt, and the Court of Appeals reverses judgment for husband and ...

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Domestic Relations – Marital Estate – Post-Nuptial Agreements (access required)

In this ongoing litigation since the parties divorced in 1999, wife’s present appeal contains procedural deficiencies and presents numerous questions that were not supported by law or evidence, and the Court of Appeals holds that husband is entitled to attorney’s ...

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Domestic Relations – Custody – GAL – Girlfriend’s Drug Testing (access required)

A mother cannot overturn award of primary custody of her daughter to the father by arguing the guardian ad litem should not have continued to represent the child on appeal to the circuit court. Mother contends the trial court erred ...

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Criminal – Juror Voir Dire – Burden Of Proof – Confusing Questions (access required)

A defense lawyer’s series of confusing questions and hypotheticals intended to explore jurors’ understanding of the concept that the defendant was innocent until proven guilty, did not demonstrate that several jurors should have been stricken for cause from the jury ...

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Civil Procedure – Premature Notice Of Appeal – Oral Ruling (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court dismisses as improvidently granted the appeals of two former employees of Dillard’s department store who sued the store and two of its employees for malicious prosecution after embezzlement charges against appellants were dismissed on a motion ...

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Municipal – Water & Sewer Rate Ordinance – Timely Challenge (access required)

In this suit by seven individuals and three homeowners’ associations to challenge a Leesburg town ordinance that increased water and sewer rates affecting properties the complainants owned inside Loudoun County but outside the town, the circuit court did not err ...

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LLC member alleges looting by other members – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

This case involved a dispute among three members of a commercial equipment rental LLC. In December 2006, two LLC members (defendants) made a demand of the third member (plaintiff) for his dissociation from the LLC, offering $120,000 in return for ...

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