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Commissioner Seeks to Reduce Highway ‘Take’ (access required)

A Dinwiddie County Circuit Court de­nies a property owner’s motion to dismiss the Commissioner of Highways’ petition for condemnation and request to partial­ly invalidate the certificate of take in this case involving property near the intersec­tion of Cox Road and ...

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No Defamation Per Quod for Nurse ‘Error’ (access required)

A substitute school nurse cannot state a defamation claim based on two statements school officials made to a television inves­tigative reporter about a sick student’s re­lease to her aunt as not following “protocol” and as an “error”; the Petersburg Circuit ...

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No Defamation Per Se for Nurse ‘Error’ (access required)

A substitute school nurse cannot state a defamation claim based on two statements school officials made to a television inves­tigative reporter about a sick student’s re­lease to her aunt as not following “protocol” and as an “error”; the Petersburg Circuit ...

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Evidence Inadequate for ‘Inventory Search’ Policy (access required)

Although an officer had authority to impound defendant’s vehicle which had stopped in a lane of traffic, the common­wealth introduced no evidence of the local policy on vehicle inventory searches the of­ficer claimed to be implementing, and the presumption that ...

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Miranda Warnings Owed in Hospital Detention (access required)

Although defendant was in a hospital psychiatric unit on a civil detention order, he was under police guard and in custody when police questioned him about his wife’s injuries and hospitalization without giving him Miranda warnings, and the Dinwiddie County ...

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Officer Indicted for Murder Can Exclude Evidence (access required)

In this prosecution of a Portsmouth police officer for first-degree murder of a suspect­ed shoplifter, the Portsmouth Circuit Court says the commonwealth must provide de­fendant with the date, time and location of the offense for which he is charged and ...

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