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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Edward A. Natt (access required)

Edward A. Natt, Roanoke’s first county attorney and an expert on land use law, died Dec. 29 after a 21-month battle with cancer. He was 64. A native of Roanoke, Mr. Natt graduated from the University of North Carolina at ...

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Robert J. Smith (access required)

Robert James Smith, a retired judge of the Henrico County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, died Dec. 30. He was 85. Judge Smith received his bachelor’s and law degrees from Washington and Lee University after serving in the U.S. ...

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ROA settlement approved (access required)

The State Corporation Commission has approved a confidential settlement that backers of the deal say will make policyholders and general creditors of Reciprocal of America close to whole. Reciprocal of America and two related entities – American National Lawyers Insurance ...

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Domestic Relations – Appeals – Rule 5A:20 – Child Support (access required)

The Court of Appeals summarily affirms a trial court decision on child support because appellant mother has failed to file a replacement opening brief to comply with Rule 5A:20(C); the pleading does not contain any principles of law, argument or ...

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Search & Seizure – Investigatory Detention – Flight (access required)

Police did not have a reasonable articulable suspicion to detain defendant just because he “took off running” when police entered this high-crime, high-drug area, and the Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s heroin conviction because of the Fourth Amendment violation. The ...

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Criminal – Suspended Sentence Revocation – Probation Violation (access required)

Because the evidence clearly indicated that defendant was convicted of petit larceny, third offense, during his probation period, the Court of Appeals upholds a trial court’s revocation of defendant’s suspended sentences on his prior convictions and resuspension of all but ...

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