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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Criminal – Child Rape – Other Crimes Evidence – Rape Shield Law (access required)

At defendant’s trial for raping his stepgranddaughter for several years beginning when she was four or five and continuing for several years, the trial court did not err in excluding evidence of the girl’s accusations of abuse against her mother’s ...

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Criminal – B&E – Larceny Intent (access required)

With no evidence to show a drunken defendant looked at or took any items from the retail store he broke into by using a metal pole to shatter a glass door, the defendant cannot be convicted of breaking and entering ...

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Motorist suffers burns to 40 percent of body in crash – $5,000,000 Settlement (access required)

On June 6, 2007, the defendant driver was operating an Atlas Van Lines Freightliner tractor on southbound Interstate 95 in Richmond, when his vehicle collided with a Honda which was also traveling southbound. The defendant tractor veered to the left ...

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Insurance – Title Insurance – Trustee Suit – Tax Liens (access required)

In this diversity action for breach of a title insurance policy, an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants partial summary judgment to plaintiff, trustee on certain McLean real estate held in a trust of which she was sole beneficiary during her ...

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Contract – Industrial Machine – UCC – Michigan Law (access required)

In this “convoluted breach of contract action” involving defendant’s purchase of a custom-built industrial machine from plaintiff and its Italian affiliate, a Richmond U.S. District Court applies Michigan’s Uniform Commercial Code to grant partial summary judgment on defendant purchaser’s counterclaim. ...

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