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Workers' Comp – Evidence Developed After Hearing – Refusal To Admit – Reversal (access required)

The commission’s award is reversed because it refused to admit evidence that was relevant to claimant’s disability and that developed after the initial hearing. On remand, the deputy commissioner allowed the deposition of the independent doctor, but refused to consider ...

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Domestic Relations – Custody & Visitation – Sanctions – Pro Se Father (access required)

Although the father was acting pro se in litigating custody and visitation issues, the trial court acted within its authority in imposing sanctions on the father and requiring him to pay the mother’s attorney’s fees and costs for filing improper ...

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Criminal – Search & Seizure – Defective Affidavit (access required)

Although defendant alleges that the affidavits in support of the application for a warrant to search his house was defective in that it failed to substantially allege the offense and the material facts constituting probable cause, it failed to identify ...

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Zoning (access required)

Special Use Permit Certiorari Where a company applied for a special use permit to allow expansion of a shopping plaza, which the county planning commission recommended granting after amending condition #3 of the SUP to include language requiring a 50-foot ...

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Tort/Negligence – Conspiracy To Injure Business – Sufficient Allegation – Real Estate Developer (access required)

Where plaintiff real estate developer has sued his former business associates who were involved in a specific venture to develop two parcels of land in Manassas, and plaintiff has alleged that defendants willfully and maliciously conspired to compel plaintiff to ...

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Wills & Trusts – 'Personal Property' – Tangible Property (access required)

In the present case, the terms of the will indicate that the testatrix intended her daughter to receive full title to some of her property immediately, while leaving a residual amount of property in an income-producing trust until the daughter ...

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Criminal – Improper Closing Argument – Insanity (access required)

Where the prosecutor stated during closing argument at defendant’s trial for rape and malicious wounding that if the jury believed defendant’s insanity defense, he would go free, and the trial court refused defense counsel’s request that he instruct the jury ...

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Tort/Negligence – Defamation – Qualified Privilege – Common Law Malice (access required)

Where defendant executive director of an agency wrote to plaintiff comptroller informing him he was terminated because of the comptroller’s participation in a plan to underspend federal Head Start grant money in order to pay prior year debts, an illegal ...

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