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Stolle to run for sheriff

Sen. Kenneth W. Stolle will run for sheriff of Virginia Beach. In announcing his decision, Stolle told The Virginian-Pilot that he is “a cop at heart” and wants to return to law enforcement. Stolle, 54, was a Virginia Beach police ...

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Criminal – Death Penalty – Carjacking – Juror Misconduct

Although a jury foreperson had improper contact with news media outlets during the penalty phase of defendant’s capital murder trial, the 4th Circuit upholds defendant’s conviction and death sentence on direct appeal. U.S. v. Basham (USCA) (VLW 009-2-069) (57 pp.)

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Civil Procedure – Service Of Process – Due Diligence (access required)

A woman who alleges damages from a glycolic peel performed by defendant employee at the salon Nicola of London has demonstrated due diligence in her effort to serve process on the employee, who at some point changed her name from ...

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Radiologist fails to recognize bowel injury – $3,726,466.30 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 36-year-old mother from Cullen, Va., who went to the emergency department at Southside Community Hospital approximately 11 hours after a motor vehicle accident. Her chief complaint was abdominal pain. She underwent a CT scan of the ...

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Criminal – Child Pornography – Cell Phone Images (access required)

A high school administrator who had a partially nude picture of a female student under age 18 on his cell phone and his computer cannot be convicted of possession of child pornography under Va. Code § 18.2-347.1:1 because the student’s ...

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Domestic Relations – Joint Tenants – Unmarried Couple – Partition (access required)

In dividing the home where this unmarried couple lived as joint tenants, a Fauquier County Circuit Court cannot consider “equitable distribution” factors, but considers each party’s contributions in allocating sale proceeds from the property. Although this real estate was owned ...

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