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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Multiple Banners Do Not Satisfy ‘Flag’ Ordinance (access required)

The multiple banners flying from nine poles on defendant’s property may bear 13 alternating red and white stripes and 50 stars, but they do not constitute a United States “flag” as defined in federal Executive Order 10834, and a Hanover ...

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Restaurant Lease Guarantor Hangs on to His Win (access required)

A landlord can’t overturn a jury verdict for a guarantor of a restaurant lease with a claim of “jury nullification”; a Fairfax Circuit Court says the guarantor’s testimony that he received a verbal assurance that his guaranty was released when ...

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No Deference to Board for Contractors’ Denial of Compensation (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirmed the circuit court’s decision that the Board for Contractors erred in denying a claim under the Virginia Contractor Transaction Recovery Act for an unsatisfied judgment for damages and attorney’s fees totaling $19,000. Victim contracted with ...

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Athey to step down from House

Del. Clay Athey, R-Front Royal, a 10-year veteran of the House, says he will not run for another term. Athey, a lawyer who serves as chair of the civil subcommittee of the House Courts of Justice Committee, says he wants ...

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Defendant Admitted Pot in Road Was His (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute where the trial court’s error allowing laboratory certificate without an analyst’s testimony was harmless in view of defendant’s admissions at the trial. A sheriff’s deputy ...

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