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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Criminal – Cocaine Distribution – Prior Bad Acts – Rule 5A:18 (access required)

Although appellant argues that an informant’s testimony that she met appellant when she bought cocaine from her, introduced prejudicial “prior bad acts” testimony, the Court of Appeals cannot consider that claim because she objected in the trial court that the ...

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Criminal – Grand Larceny – Surveillance Video – Opinion On Car (access required)

A police officer’s testimony detailing how he took custody of a surveillance tape from an Exxon station was sufficient to authenticate the surveillance video and allow its use at defendant’s trial for grand larceny of a tow dolly after his ...

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Domestic Relations – Military Pension – Pre-USFSPA Waiver (access required)

Although wife waived spousal support and released support and maintenance claims in a 1979 agreement, prior to her entitlement to a share of husband’s military pension after passage of the Uniform Services Former Spouses Protection Act, the Court of Appeals ...

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Search & Seizure – Probable Cause – Marijuana & Gun Possession – Informant (access required)

Although police had not previously worked with a particular informant who set up a drug buy from defendant, police knew defendant, questioned the informant about defendant and obtained accurate answers, was present and listened to the entire conversation when the ...

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Civil Procedure – Jurisdiction – Venue Transfer (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants defendant Republic of Iraq’s motion to transfer venue to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in this suit alleging breach of a broker services agreement between defendant and plaintiff Wye Oak ...

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Criminal – Sentencing – Mortgage Fraud – Loss Calculation (access required)

In sentencing defendant for conspiracy to defraud lenders into issuing mortgage loans to unqualified borrowers who defaulted on the loans, an Alexandria U.S. District Court, in this case of first impression, calculates the loss for purposes of USSG § 2B1.1 ...

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