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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Municipal – Historic District Ordinance – Area Designation (access required)

A circuit court did not err in turning away landowners’ requests to have their parcels removed from the Windover Heights Historic District in Fairfax County, including one owner’s constitutional challenge to the general Historic Districts Ordinance, and the Supreme Court ...

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Civil Procedure – Attorney-Client Privilege – Inadvertent Disclosure – Waiver Test (access required)

A doctor facing a med-mal suit filed by a plaintiff he treated for a work-related wrist injury cannot prevent her from introducing a letter the doctor wrote to his lawyer disclosing his potential negligence in reading key x-rays, a letter ...

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Tort – Business Tort – Conspiracy – Damages (access required)

In this litigation arising from an IT company’s efforts to expand its business by winning more government contracts and through installation of high-speed internet services for the hospitality industry, the Supreme Court of Virginia reverses punitive damage awards for business ...

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Zoning – Consolidation Application – ‘Administrative Officer’ (access required)

A zoning administrator’s interpretation of an applicable zoning ordinance was binding, pursuant to Va. Code § 15.2-2311(c), on a planning commission’s decision whether to approve a consolidation application, the Virginia Supreme Court says, and the court affirms the circuit court ...

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Criminal – Certificate Of Analysis – Chain Of Custody – Cocaine (access required)

Although the arresting officer’s testimony about the packaging of the cocaine rocks presented a slightly different picture than the description of the packaging after it came back from the crime lab, the commonwealth proved the chain of custody and the ...

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Criminal – Immigration – False Statement – U.S. Citizen (access required)

The 4th Circuit says a. defendant who admits lying about his immigration status on I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Forms cannot overturn his conviction of making false declarations in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1001 and 1546(a) by arguing that his ...

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Contract – Lease – Coal Operation – Wastewater (access required)

A Buchanan County Circuit Court grants partial summary judgment to plaintiff coal company and holds that Island Creek does not have authority under the subject lease to allow Consol to store wastewater from other mining operations on or in Yukon’s ...

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Search & Seizure – Child Pornography – ISP Provider – Reporting Obligation (access required)

An Internet Service Provider’s report to government officials of child pornography images the ISP observed in defendant subscriber’s files, in compliance with a federal statute, did not require the district court to suppress that evidence as a violation of defendant’s ...

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