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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Administrative – Sexual Abuse Finding – Agency Error (access required)

The Court of Appeals reverses a circuit court judgment affirming a disposition of “founded sexual abuse – level 1,” as the local agency investigator’s failure to tape record two interviews with the alleged victim, in violation of 22 VAC 40-705-80(B)(1) ...

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Criminal – Appeals – Rule 5A:18 – Undercover Conversation (access required)

A defendant convicted of first-degree murder and robbery of a taxicab driver failed to object at trial to admission of evidence concerning a conversation defendant had with an undercover police officer, and the Court of Appeals upholds his convictions. Osman ...

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Domestic Relations – Void Marriage Decree – Attorney’s Fees (access required)

The Court of Appeals summarily affirms a trial court’s declaration that appellant’s marriage was void ab initio, and awarding appellee wife attorney’s fees and costs. The parties were married in Korea in 2002. Wife filed for divorce in 2007, alleging ...

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Criminal – Aggravated Sexual Battery – Indictment Amendment (access required)

The Court of Appeals says a trial court did not err in amending, prior to arraignment, one indictment charging indecent liberties with a child under Va. Code § 18.2-370 to charge aggravated sexual battery, and defendant’s conviction of that charge ...

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Domestic Relations – Jurisdiction – Appeal Dismissal – Attorney’s Fees (access required)

The Court of Appeals had authority to award attorney’s fees to wife when it dismissed husband’s earlier interlocutory appeal. Husband earlier appealed a circuit court order denying his motion to terminate that court’s jurisdiction over modification of spousal support to ...

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