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Admissibility of Evidence – Department of Motor Vehicles Transcript (access required)

Parker v. Commonwealth (VLW No. 017-7-236-UP, 10pp.) (Huff, C.J.) Record No. 0303-16-1. On appeal from the Circuit Court of the City of Chesapeake (Smith, J.) Holding: Where the appellant-defendant’s Department of Motor Vehicles transcript was provided to a trooper, and ...

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Suppression of Statements – Criminal Negligence – Sufficiency of Evidence (access required)

Novotny v. Commonwealth (VLW No. 017-7-239-UP, 8pp.) (O’Brien, J.) Record No. 1489-16-3. On appeal from the Circuit County of Montgomery County. (Long, J.) Holding: Where the appellant-defendant stated at the scene of a fatal car accident that he had taken ...

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Sufficient Evidence – Admissibility of Evidence – Child’s Best Interest (access required)

Gay v. Virginia Beach Dep’t of Human Services (VLW No. 017-7-241-UP, 11pp.) (Huff, C.J.) Record No. 0887-17-31 Appeal from the Circuit Court of the City of Virginia Beach (Shockley, J.) Holding: Where the appellant-mother over three years failed to find ...

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Due Process – Equal Protection – No Fly List (access required)

Elhady v. Piehota (VLW No. 017-3-448, 20 pp.) (Trenga, J.) 1:16-cv-375; E.D.Va. Holding: Plaintiffs are 25 United States citizens, all Muslim, who claim they are included on the government’s terrorist watch list and contend that this status subjects them to ...

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Mortgages – Foreclosure – Quiet Title – Unfair Debt Collection Practices (access required)

Eggiman v. Ventures Trust 2013-I-H-R (VLW No. 017-3-449, 8 pp.)(Hilton, J.) 1:16-cv-01579; E.D. Va. Holding:  Where plaintiff property owner fails to allege that he had superior title through satisfaction of his loan obligations, he fails to state a quiet title ...

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Sovereign Immunity – Eleventh Amendment – Age Discrimination (access required)

Drewery v. Portsmouth City School Board (VLW No. 017-3-451, 14 pp.) (Smith, C.J.) 2:17-cv-20; E.D. Va. Holding:  For purposes of sovereign immunity, Virginia school boards act as independent local government agencies, not as arms of the state, and thus are ...

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