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Attorneys – Legal Malpractice – Wrongful Death – Misjoinder (access required)

Although a widow qualified as executor of her husband’s estate, her legal malpractice action against the lawyer who allegedly missed the statute of limitations on her wrongful death suit is dismissed by the Norfolk Circuit Court, because nowhere in the ...

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Contract – Construction – Subcontractor – Pay-If-Paid Clause (access required)

Construing a contract between the Turner Construction Company, the general contractor on the ill-fated Granby Tower project, and a grading and utility subcontractor, a Norfolk Circuit Court grants summary judgment for the general contractor because the contract has an unambiguous ...

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Domestic Relations -Termination Of Parental Rights – Neglect (access required)

A mother’s parental rights to her two- and five-year-old children were properly terminated, the Court of Appeals holds, after the two-year-old was observed in the middle of the street, without supervision, and the mother gave inconsistent accounts of how the ...

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Domestic Relations – Termination Of Parental Rights – Anger Management (access required)

After the parents became involved in a physical altercation while mother was holding the child, the mother completed an anger management class and father competed a batterer’s intervention program, but these and other actions by the parents were insufficient to ...

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Domestic Relations – Termination Of Parental Rights – Medical Neglect (access required)

A mother who tested positive for drugs, stabbed her boyfriend while the child was present and failed to obtain necessary medical care for the child, who was born with a respiratory illness, has termination of her parental rights affirmed by ...

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Domestic Relations – Custody – Grandparent Custody – Rule 5A:18 (access required)

The Court of Appeals says father’s appeal issues were procedurally defaulted and cannot be heard, and it upholds a trial court order awarding custody not the father who had joint legal custody, but to a child’s maternal grandmother, with whom ...

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Criminal – Stolen Property Receipt – Video Games Theft (access required)

Although defendant claimed he had no idea where his companion had obtained the 50 video games offered for sale – originally with no plastic covers – to a Game Stop used game store, there was sufficient evidence to convict defendant ...

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Criminal – Cocaine – Constructive Possession – Lockbox Under Bed (access required)

A defendant who identified a bedroom as his when he called police to report a home invasion and theft of a lockbox from under his bed, cannot credibly disclaim any connection to the bedroom when police discover drugs and drug ...

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Criminal – Burglary – Principal In Second Degree (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms the burglary conviction, as a principal in the second degree, of a defendant who admitted providing building and office access codes to his wife, who allegedly stole office equipment to trade for crack cocaine. Evidence ...

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Criminal – Assault On Household Member – Sufficiency (access required)

The Court of Appeals says there was sufficient evidence to convict defendant of assault on a family member, based on a woman’s testimony that defendant, with whom she had lived for three years, came home drunk while she was on ...

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