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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Tort – Emotional Distress – Punitive Damages – High School Coach (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court sustains defendant school’s demurrer to a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress alleging damages from defendant school’s employment of an assistant girls’ basketball coach who allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship with an underage student, ...

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Criminal – Credit Card Fraud – Contractor’s Business – Home Depot Charges (access required)

Although a contractor twice authorized defendant, his employee, to use his business credit card to make specific purchases, the contractor identified numerous other personal purchases made by defendant with the card, totaling $5,600, on other occasions captured on Home Depot’s ...

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Summary Dispositions (access required)

The Virginia Court of Appeals has decided the following cases by summary disposition: Wooten v. Intermet Foundry, No. 2104-09-2, Jan. 19, 2010, affirming a commission decision that a workers’ comp claim for treatment for arthrofibrosis was time-barred and that his ...

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Domestic Relations – Lawyer Sanctions – Failure To File QDRO (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds dismissal of a woman’s motion for sanctions against her ex-husband’s lawyer, who represented the ex-husband during divorce proceedings over a decade ago; the ex’s lawyer is no longer counsel of record and the trial court ...

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Criminal – Sentencing – Bankruptcy Perjury – Fraud Or Deceit (access required)

A debtor who has filed for bankruptcy 16 times in three different districts since 1995 has her 15-month sentence for bankruptcy perjury affirmed by the 4th Circuit, despite debtor’s claim that the district court should have calculated her sentence under ...

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Civil Procedure – Jurisdiction – Remand From Supreme Court (access required)

On remand from the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Court of Appeals upholds forfeiture of appellant’s dogs after his conviction of inadequate care in violation of Va. Code § 3.1-796.88. This case returns to us from the Virginia Supreme Court. ...

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Environmental – Pollutant Discharge – Stormwater Basin – Sports Complex (access required)

Although a woman who owned a 16-acre farm adjacent to the King William County High School lost her Clean Water Act lawsuit against the school board for the alleged discharge of pollutants onto her land from a stormwater retention basin ...

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