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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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Criminal – Death Penalty – Plea Agreement – Sufficiency (access required)

Although the commonwealth agreed not to seek the death penalty in exchange for defendant’s plea of guilty to a series of criminal indictments which included capital murder, the trial court nevertheless did not err in imposing the death penalty on ...

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Tort/Negligence – Defamation – Former Business Partner (access required)

Where plaintiff sued his former business partner for defamation for the partner’s alleged statements describing plaintiff as a criminal, a thief and a convicted thief, and at the defamation trial, the trial court allowed into evidence a newspaper article which ...

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