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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Traffic Offenses – Eluding Officer – Double Jeopardy – Continuing Offense (access required)

A defendant who sped through Roanoke County and Salem City to get away from police cannot be charged in both jurisdictions with felony eluding police; because he was acquitted of the charge in Roanoke County, the charge in Salem likewise ...

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Employment – Contract – Noncompete – Competitive Activity (access required)

A noncompete agreement will not be enforced against a defendant who left BB&T Insurance because the noncompete provision is so broad it would prevent defendant from encouraging any BB&T employee or even, an independent contract janitor, from pursuing higher education, ...

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Tort – Defamation – Public Official – Law Of The Case (access required)

A former Navy officer who nonsuited his claim that The Virginian-Pilot defamed him with an editorial that attacked his “openly racist and anti-Semitic” writings, cannot relitigate his status as a public official and public figure in his re-filed suit, says ...

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Domestic Relations – Termination Of Parental Rights – Child’s Truancy (access required)

A mother contends her daughter’s truancy was not a valid, legal basis for termination of her parental rights under Va. Code § 16.1-283(B), and the Court of Appeals says termination on that basis was improper. However, the appellate court upholds ...

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Domestic Relations – Termination Of Parental Rights – Social Service Support (access required)

Despite intensive social services for three years, mother failed to remedy the conditions of physical abuse and neglect that prompted her child’s placement in foster care, and the Court of Appeals upholds termination of her parental rights to her child. ...

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