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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Domestic Relations – Spousal Support – Attorney’s Fees (access required)

The Court of Appeals summarily affirms a trial court judgment awarding wife $1,000 in monthly spousal support for four years, and $15,000 in attorney’s fees. Husband contends since wife’s income and expense statement showed a need of only $662 per ...

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Domestic Relations – Final Divorce Decree – Endorsement Waiver (access required)

Although wife contends the trial court erred in entering the final divorce decree because the court waived wife’s endorsement pursuant to Rule 1:13 and wife did not have notice of entry of the final decree, the Court of Appeals summarily ...

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Domestic Relations – Mom’s Move – Notice To Husband (access required)

A wife’s reference in her complaint for divorce to her desire to move with the parties’ two children to Wisconsin where she had family served as notice to husband, and the trial court did not err in approving her move, ...

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Criminal – Protective Order Violation – ‘Serious Bodily Injury’ (access required)

A defendant committed “serious bodily injury” against a former girlfriend who had a protective order against him when he appeared at her home, after repeatedly threatening her, hit her and dragged her toward the backyard, then hit and kicked her ...

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Criminal – Surreptitious Photography – ‘Public Place’ (access required)

A man discovered under a rack of garments in a clothing store, extending a camera out and upwards near a young woman who was wearing a mid-thigh length dress, can be convicted of attempting to photograph a non-consenting female in ...

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Real Estate – Forfeiture – Drug Defendant’s Farms – Plea Agreement (access required)

Although a drug defendant’s plea agreement provided for forfeiture of two of defendant’s three parcels of real estate to satisfy a $5 million judgment against him and allowed him to retain an interest in a third parcel, defendant does not ...

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Negligence – Wrongful Death – Sovereign Immunity – Inmate Medical Needs (access required)

A defendant county sheriff’s office does not have sovereign immunity from plaintiff estate’s claim that defendants were negligent in failing to allow for an ordered follow-up examination for a jail inmate who had complained of severe headaches and who died ...

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Police officer injured while investigating collisions – $425,000 Verdict (access required)

On Dec. 8, 2005, the plaintiff, a Roanoke police officer, was investigating two prior single-vehicle collisions attributable to inclement weather and icy road conditions. He had exited the passenger’s side of his police cruiser to replace emergency flares already burning ...

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