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Monthly Archives: October 2009

REHEARING GRANTED (access required)

On Oct. 20, 2009, the Court of Appeals granted rehearing en banc in Startin v. Commonwealth No. 2837-08-4 (VLW 009-7-375). In the panel opinion of Sept. 8, 2009, the court held that a defendant who used a Franklin Mint “John ...

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High court rehears case on teenage guests (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia reheard last week the case of the duty of parents to supervise and care for a teenage guest. In July, the court found such a duty for parents who allowed a 14-year-old girl to ride ...

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Search & Seizure – Plain View – Pants Pocket – Drug Possession (access required)

A deputy who handed defendant his pants, after telling him he was free to leave while police obtained a search warrant for the residence, could not seize a plastic baggy protruding from the watch pocket of defendant’s pants, and defendant’s ...

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Husband owes on wife’s college loans (access required)

Although a wife didn’t earn income on her college degree until after the parties separated, she used her college loans for living expenses, and the Court of Appeals agrees husband must pay $11,000 of her college loan debt. Last week ...

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Lt. Governor candidates trade accusations at debate (access required)

ROANOKE—A debate between the two candidates for Virginia lieutenant governor turned negative right out of the gate last Monday night, with Democrat Jody Wagner accusing incumbent Republican Bill Bol-ling of being a frequent no show for government meetings. Bolling returned ...

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Commuter train sets one-day rider record (access required)

ALEXANDRIA—Virginia Railway Express says ridership is up slightly and the service set a one-day record earlier this month. VRE’s CEO Dale Zehner says the commuter train carried 18,000 passengers on Oct. 14. There was no special event that day to ...

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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Hostile Environment – Policewoman – Discovery (access required)

In a policewoman’s Title VII suit, a magistrate judge for the Richmond U.S. District Court grants in part her motion to compel defendant city to produce certain files related to Internal Affairs Division investigations of plaintiff and other police officers, ...

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Norfolk mall adopts ‘supervision program’ (access required)

NORFOLK—A shopping mall in Norfolk is barring those younger than 18 from visiting after 5 p.m. without a supervising adult over the age of 21. MacArthur Center’s “Adult Supervision Program” goes into effect Monday. About three dozen teenagers protested the ...

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Southside man guilty in opossum stomping (access required)

DANVILLE—A Virginia man on a police ride-along was found guilty of animal cruelty after he jumped out of the police car and stomped an opossum to death. The Danville Register & Bee reported last week that 23-year-old Evan Bryce Schuler ...

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