Although defendant contends any detention of the victim was “merely incidental” to the alleged sexual assault, the Court of Appeals upholds his conviction for abduction with intent to defile, based on evidence that he entered a parking deck stairwell, overtook ...Read More »
Although claimant, who worked at a yarn manufacturing facility, said he was unsure how to report an injury that occurred at work when he bent down, twisted and “felt a pop” with low back pain, and the deputy commissioner found ...Read More »
Lawyers won in two legal malpractice cases handed down today by the Supreme Court of Virginia. In Wintergreen Partners Inc. v. McGuireWoods LLP, the high court dismissed Wintergreen’s legal malpractice suit alleging McGuireWoods’ late filing of a transcript had blown ...
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Although defendant contends he did not act with the specific intent to maim, disfigure, disable or kill the victim when he used a firearm to take his money, the Court of Appeals nevertheless affirms his conviction. Defendant entered the victim’s ...Read More »
A defendant who gave false identity information to Virginia Beach police when they questioned him in a motel room cannot be convicted of a misdemeanor under the local ordinance because he was not a “place open to the public” at ...Read More »
The Court of Appeals upholds suppression of ammunition and a controlled substance discovered when police made a warrantless entry into defendant’s home, claiming justification under the “emergency doctrine” because defendant’s wife had called for assistance. When a deputy arrived at ...Read More »
A defendant who variously explained his possession of mounted deer heads offered for sale on eBay by saying they were road kill, legally harvest or from a butcher shop, and who did not hold a valid taxidermy license, has convictions ...Read More »
The Virginia Court of Appeals upholds monetary sanctions and loss of license against a real estate agent who entered into separate contracts to buy two adjacent lots in Hanover County, but failed to follow contract terms about payment of delinquent ...Read More »
Young lawyer groups in two statewide bar organizations brought home trophies when the American Bar Association presented its Awards of Achievement at its annual meeting held in San Francisco last month. The Virginia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division received first ...Read More »
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated an enhanced sentence for Ali Asad Chandia, a member of a “Virginia jihad network” convicted in 2006 for providing material support to the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba. Providing “material support” to a ...
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