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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Workers’ Comp – Marketing Residual Capacity – Hand Injury (access required)

The Court of Appeals reverses an award of ongoing temporary partial disability benefits because claimant failed to present evidence that she attempted to market her residual work capacity of 20 hours per week after March 31, 2008, or evidence that ...

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UIM coverage at issue in Loudoun rear ender – $115,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was the driver of a vehicle that was stopped at a red light. The defendant failed to stop his vehicle and crashed into the rear of the plaintiff’s vehicle going approximately 25 mph. Defendant admitted liability. Plaintiff’s Toyota Camry ...

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Workers’ Comp – Arising Out Of – Parking Lot Fall (access required)

A woman who left her vehicle after a cigarette break and tripped over a ball hitch on a pickup truck in employer’s private parking lot did not suffer a compensable injury and the Court of Appeals affirms denial of workers’ ...

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Criminal – Felon In Possession – ‘Firearm’ – BB Gun (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s firearm conviction, despite his claim that the recovery of a BB gun in the location where he was arrested presented a reasonable hypothesis that the object he used to commit robberies was a BB ...

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City, contractor dispute liability in Fredericksburg slip and fall – $100,000 Settlement (access required)

Liability was hotly contested in this slip-and-fall accident on a Fredericksburg city sidewalk. The accident took place during the evening hours of Dec. 11, 2005. The plaintiff, a 47-year-old stay-at-home mother, was participating in the Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour as ...

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Domestic Relations – Termination Of Parental Rights – Sibling Sex Abuse (access required)

Although a father may not have affirmatively abused his daughter, the trial court did not err in terminating his parental rights under the controlling statutes, for his failure to prevent his son from repeatedly sexually abusing his daughter, leading to ...

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Contract – Hospital Consultant – Consideration – Trade Secret (access required)

A hospital consultant can pursue contract claims against a hospital that allegedly failed to pay it for providing a confidential cost-saving idea, but a Harrisonburg U.S. District Court dismisses the consultant’s claim for trade secret misappropriation because the idea was ...

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