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Monthly Archives: May 2009

Employment – Public Employee – Grievance Procedure (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court upholds a hearing officer’s reinstatement of the finance director of the Science Museum of Virginia, who was terminated after sending an e-mail to museum management and trustees complaining that “Desperate times call for desperate measures; the ...

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Landlord/Tenant – Premises Liability – Dog Bite – Contract Terms (access required)

Even assuming a tenant has failed to keep a contractual obligation about compliance with applicable codes affecting health and safety, such failure by the landlord does not give rise to tort liability for the landlord in this suit alleging an ...

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Real Estate – Quiet Title – Adverse Possession (access required)

A woman who alleges she and her predecessors treated certain lots of land located in Fairfax County as their own since 1943, and that she has visited the property, inspected it and removed trash and signs posted by others, and ...

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Criminal – Continuance Denial – Nolle Prosequi – Good Cause (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court will allow the commonwealth to nolle prosequi charges of aggravated maiming after the court denied the commonwealth a continuance to allow it to subpoena a doctor to testify about the severity of the victim’s injuries. The ...

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Domestic Relations – Child Support – Visitation Expenses (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court says a deviation from the statutory child support guidelines may be appropriate for travel expenses for biweekly visitation travel from Virginia to New York, but the court cannot grant a deviation for the cost of the ...

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Zoning – Grading Permit Denial – Timely Appeal (access required)

Petitioning property owners are limited to appealing the April 20, 2007, approval of grading permits for property immediately adjacent to petitioners’ property, and as petitioners did not file their appeal within 30 days, the appeal was untimely and the Fairfax ...

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Zoning – Line Adjustments – Grandfathered Lot – Void Permits (access required)

Permits issued by county zoning officials that allowed developers line adjustments of a grandfathered lot that violated several zoning ordinance requirements, including maximum density, were void, and a Fairfax Circuit Court reverses two decisions by the Board of Zoning Appeals ...

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Municipal – Developer Letter Of Credit – Limitations (access required)

A county loses its suit for collection on a letter of credit issued by defendant bank in 1990 to cover site work that developers never completed, as it is unreasonable for the county to issue its demand 17 years after ...

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Domestic Relations – Equitable Distribution – Condo Project – Sales Proceeds (access required)

Although wife accuses husband of self-dealing in management of their Pine Street LLC condominium project, a Fairfax Circuit Court orders distribution of the sale proceeds from the project in accordance with the parties’ operating agreement for the project, which controls ...

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