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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Domestic Relations – PSA – Health Insurance – Civil Contempt (access required)

A husband was in civil contempt when he stopped providing health insurance for wife, as required under the parties’ agreement as incorporated into their final divorce decree, and the Court of Appeals upholds the contempt order against husband. Husband argues ...

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Products Liability – Limitations – Implied Warranty Breach – UCC (access required)

In a contractor’s suit against a tile subcontractor for installation of allegedly defective kitchen floors in several jails in Southwest Virginia, an Abingdon U.S. District Court says a claim for breach of implied warranty is not time-barred because the UCC’s ...

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Criminal – Felon In Possession – Firearm & Cocaine (access required)

Although the firearm police discovered in defendant’s car had the revolver cylinder pin separated from but near to the revolver frame, the Court of Appeals says the revolver still qualified as an operable firearm and defendant’s conviction for possession as ...

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Domestic Relations – Termination Of Parental Rights – Placement With Relatives (access required)

The Court of Appeals rejects a father’s claim that the county department of social services failed to make reasonable efforts to investigate appropriate relative placements for appellant father’s children, and the termination of parental rights is affirmed. Here, the department ...

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Intellectual Property – Lanham Act – Defamation – Baby Formula (access required)

In this Lanham Act suit between two companies that manufacture baby formula, a Richmond U.S. District Court grants Mead Johnson summary judgment on PBM’s commercial disparagement claim, as Virginia law does not recognize a cause of action for deceptive trade ...

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